Gary Korb takes one more look at the Holidays with his list of top shelf cigars adorned with fancy white & gold bands. Whether it’s a last minute gift idea or a humidor-worthy primo to ring-in the New Year, you’ll find 12 of them all dressed-up and ready to smoke.
Is 70/70 really the “ideal” temperature/humidity mix?
Although “ideal” temperature/humidity for cigars is supposedly, 70° temperature / 70% humidity, your cigars are actually better off at a cooler temperature. 62° to 65° is quite acceptable
and will help prevent mold. Mixes of 62°/72%, 63°/68%, even 65°/65% are fine. If you can maintain 70° / 70% with no problems, more power to you. Just remember that the lower the temp, the higher the humidity you need to maintain proper moisture content. The higher the temp, the less humidity. In general, keeping your humidor in a relatively cool place is a good idea.