If you smoke cigars, you need a safe haven in which to store them, a good humidor built to mimic the tropical conditions of the cigarmaking capitals of the world. A perfect choice is one of the items made by Daniel Marshall. He looks too young to have been doing this for so long, but Marshall has been making humidors for 40 years. He sold his first in 1982, and since then he has perfected his craft, turning out humidors built to last for decades. Marshall’s products have been put to the test several times in humidor tests organized by Cigar Aficionado, performing at the very top in each battle. Some of our editors own Daniel Marshall humidors that remain in perfect operational condition after more than 20 years of use.
Most of his humidors are crafted in the traditional rectangular shape, but Marshall’s Treasure Chest (pictured) takes his craft to a different level. We love its curved lid not only for its esthetics, but its practicality. Nothing is more infuriating than coming home from the office and finding a knickknack or other foreign object placed atop one of our precious boxes. (“Junior! Isn’t that the remote control sitting on my humidor?”) The curved lid of the Treasure Chest eliminates that temptation.
With an interior of Spanish cedar, the Treasure Chest is available in the pictured vavona burl finish, a wood that comes from the root of a European redwood tree. And it’s large, which comes in handy, as we always seem to have too many cigars to store in our humidors. The Daniel Marshall Limited Edition Treasure Chest 2021 will hold 150 cigars, retails for $1,495, and should last long enough for you to pass down to a son or daughter.