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Cigar Q&A: Cigars with Cedar Outer Wrappers

Ever pay special attention to cigars with cedar sleeves?

Q. What’s up with the cedar wrapper on some cigars? Is this just to look cool? (because it does). Protection?
– James

A. Thanks for writing. Look cool? Yes, but not entirely. Although it does give the cigar a little more eye candy, the main reason is to protect the wrapper leaf. Secondly, cigars with cedar sleeves help maintain the “bouquet” the tobaccos have acquired during the cedar aging room process.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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