You can spot a cigar aficionado from fifty paces. And it’s not the padded velvet smoking jacket or enviable collection of whiskies that gives them away. No, it’s their knowledge and obsession about humidity, the fact that they can see the subtleties that betray a badly-kept cigar, and their undying love for their humidor.
But what is a humidor, and what does it actually do? Apart from beautifully displaying your cigars for you and your friends to admire, humidors keep your cigars at the perfect level of humidity. Which, in turn, allows you to enjoy and saver them for as long as possible.
Tobacco, you see, is a tropical plant — and as such the leaves that form your cigars stay in their ideal condition if they are kept in a climate they are accustomed to.
"Humidors keep your cigars at the perfect level of humidity..."
If, heaven forbid, you let your cigars dry out, then their flavour and scent is affected, often deteriorating from the rich flavours the master roller originally intended. And, if that doesn’t have you gasping in horror, just imagine storing your wine out of the cellar and serving your guests a warm white with their starters. Suitably horrified? Good, now let’s do something about it.
Simply Cigars stock one of the biggest ranges of cigar humidors, and are guaranteed to meet the need of every type of cigar lover. From novices with a burgeoning collection, to seasoned chompers who love their cigars more than their spouses, there’s something for you here.
Not only does their stock list pack a serious punch, but they will also help you design and make a bespoke humidor if you have very specific cigar needs. What’s more, their bespoke service works with architects and interior designers. So, whether you are fitting a humidor into your new study or your new yacht, anything is possible.
Althorp Deluxe Medium Humidor
Adorini Ravenna Cigar Humidor
Tiempo Eaton Cigar Humidor
Still shook by the thought of that warm white wine? If so, you’ll be glad to know that Simply Cigars also sell wine cabinets to keep your bottles at their optimum temperature. So whether it be a bottle you’re uncorking, or a cigar you’re lighting, this is the place to go.
Once and for all, this is the right way to smoke a cigar…