Shelf-life of cigars in a cigar cabinet

Whether you are a great lover of quality cigars like Terry Pomerantz or a newcomer who wants to explore this new world of cigars in depth, a quality cigar cabinet is a “must” for storing them.

What is a cigar cabinet?

A cigar box or humidor is often referred to as a cigar cabinet. Made mainly of wood, a quality cigar humidor offers the ideal temperature for you to keep your cigars for several years. A humidity level of 68 to 75% is essential for this. Its interior is lined with Spanish cedar wood. This wood favours the development of the cigars’ flavour.

How does it work?

The cigar cabinet must be treated beforehand to absorb moisture from the inner wooden lining. If this is not done, the aroma of the cigar can be altered.

A humidor prevents the development of tobacco parasites that could seriously damage your cigars. It is also a good idea to air them from time to time to prevent mould. Humidity is controlled by means of an automatic system.

Very aesthetic, good cigar boxes are high quality objects that can be placed very well on a coffee table or on a bookcase shelf.

Black desktop humidor with see-through glass on top and hygrometer in front

The humidifier of the cigar cabinet

The humidifier of your cigar cabinet is essential for keeping your quality cigars for a long time. It includes a sponge that slowly releases the absorbed humidity into the environment in the humidor and a hygrometer that controls the percentage of humidity in your humidor.

Terry Pomerantz’s tricks

To give a special cachet to his cigars, Terry Pomerantz stores about twenty of them in a cigar box in which he places a small glass of cognac or rum. “Don’t forget to fill your glass every 3 months. Gradually, your cigars will soak up the aromas of alcohol which will add an almost magical touch to the natural aromas of tobacco. Try with good “old rum” from Marie-Galante or Barbados… “.

The size of cigar cellars

“There are humidors of all sizes. Some cigar humidors are real cupboards that can hold several hundred or even several thousand cigars. But a box with a capacity of 150 cigars will suit most cigar lovers,” says Terry Pomerantz.

Terry adds, “If you only have a few cigars to keep, you can put them in a conservation bag and keep them in the freezer. They will keep for several months. »

Small open humidor with hygrometer and humidifier under the lid

how long can a cigar last in a humidor?

Regardless of the brand, shape and size of your cigars, you can store them for a very long time in a well-kept humidor. Cigar humidors are suitable for storing cigars for several years. “A good cigar box will allow you to age your cigars. Good cigars are like good wines, they develop flavour and aroma over time,” says Terry Pomerantz.

A cigar enthusiast, Terry Pomerantz shares his expert advice on the different brands, types of cigars, and essential accessories to have. Immerse yourself in his recommendations to magnify your experience with each cigar, which you can enjoy in good company, an invitation to take the time to live each moment to the full.