The ideal humidor is the “walk-in” variety in which the temperature and humidity are controlled electronically. You will find one in Cohiba Atmosphere Kuala Lumpur, where all the cigars are kept ready for sale in perfect condition. They also provide lockers in which you can store your cigars.

A whole industry also exists in making humidors to help you keep your Habanos.

These can be boxes or cupboards that are specially designed for storing cigars.

It is recommended that you invest in your own humidor in which to keep a selection of Habanos ready to smoke.

Your cigars will take a few days to acclimatise to the conditions inside, so it is a good idea to buy a humidor with a tray that allows new arrivals to be separated from the old.

Putting Habanos in the fridge is no alternative. Fridges are drier than you might think, and fine cigars readily absorb smells.

Source: Habanos

Earlier articles:

Storing Habanos

The ritual of cutting, lighting and smoking a Habano

The leaves that clothe the body

Cigar anatomy

Cohiba: Fidel Castro’s all-time favourite cigar

Tobacco paradise

The best cigars come from Cuba

What’s the big deal with Havana cigar