Credit Christopher Columbus with introducing cigars to the world. During his initial voyage to the Caribbean in 1492, his crew came upon natives in Hispaniola (today’s Haiti and Dominican Republic) who presented the strangers with rolled up leaves of dried tobacco. Fast forward a few centuries, and cigars remain a symbol of adventure and nostalgia. If you’re a fan of expensive cigars, no doubt you’ve pondered the pros and cons of investing in a humidor to protect them. Today’s humidors are both elegant and efficient – combining the benefits of a wood cabinet with the humidity controls available through modern technology. If you’re shopping for a cigar humidor, we’d recommend these options.
The real claims to fame for this humidor from Case Elegance are the digital hygrometer and Spanish cedar construction. There’s also room to store a lighter, cutters and travel case in the storage drawer. The glass lid lets you show off your cigar collection to guests.
Whoever thought we’d be talking about thermoelectric technology when it comes to storing cigars? This model from Audew is indeed electronic to provide cigars a longer life in storage and better flavor when finally smoked. Built with Spanish cedar, it has three adjustable shelves and one draw that can store up to 150 cigars.
Room for 300 cigars? Yes, you read that right. If you’re a stogie fan, this is your dream humidor. The drawer and shelves sit flush with the front edge of the cabinet and built-in fan, allowing for ideal air circulation around the entire cooler.
This portable humidor – canister, case, whatever you want to call it – just looks beautiful. It’s made from high quality leather with a cedar interior and can hold up to 15 cigars. It even comes with a gift box, so consider sending it to a fellow aficionado.