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Mixing Cigars?

Is it all right for cigars to comingle in my humidor?
Posted: April 7, 2014

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While some purists say no, conventional wisdom says yes.

When cigars are comingled, the rich scents and oils of the older and best cigars will marry with the younger ones, improving their bouquet. It might seem a trifle metaphysical and impractical, but the great cigars always throw off their aromas and oils into other cigars, as well as the cedar lining.

The older, drier cigars benefit from comingling as well, absorbing moisture from the younger smokes.

Purists, however, believe that keeping sticks separate preserves the signature aroma associated with each cigar. This belief is most prevalent with Habanos purists, but with the tobacco traveling that is prevalent today, (i.e., Dominican tobacco used in cigars from Honduras, Nicaraguan cigars containing Mexican tobacco, and—of course—Connecticut wrappers used worldwide) cigars today have less distinction than cigars in years past.

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Corey Bowen — Fletcher, Oklahoma, Usa,  —  April 10, 2014 7:48pm ET

I co mingle my cigars and i notice a small change in taste, but I keep my madurros separate from my wife's Connecticut's because she notices a change in taste.

Momo Arreola — Baytown, Texas, U.S.A.,  —  May 29, 2014 8:34pm ET

I do co-mingle my stogies on the basis of full with full, medium with same and so on, but i do keep flavored cigars all on their own.

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