Freezing a box of cigars

Q. Can you store cigars in their original sealed box in the freezer to keep them fresh?
– Vinnie D.
A. Although I’m not a big proponent of freezing cigars, yes, you can, but you must THAW them SLOWLY. Move them to the fridge for 24 hours, then let them “warm-up” at room temp for another day before putting the cigars in your humidor. Allowing them to rest in your humidor for a couple of weeks should give them enough time to settle and smoke nicely, too.

That said, IMHO, I would try to avoid putting them in the freezer if at all possible. A cool, dark space should keep a sealed, cellophaned factory box fresh for about three weeks, or more, depending on the RH of the storage space.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor at cigaradvisor.com

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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