Hope for some dried-out cigars
Q. I have aquired some [dried-out] cigarsthat haven't been maintained in a proper humidor. Can they be re-hydrated, or are they not worth bothering with? If so, what procedure do you recommend?
- Ron R.
A. It depends on how dried-out they are. If they're hard like sticks (real sticks, lol), they might be better off as kindling. If there is any life to them at all, say, a modicum of "spring" in them when lightly pinched at the foot, there may be hope.
To answer this question in further detail, please see the article, What's the best method for restoring dry cigars?
If you are able to revive them, keep one thing in mind: chances are they will have lost the original "bouquet" (to use a wine term), they would have had, had they been stored under proper aging conditions.
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.Show all Gary Korb's Articles