Storing cigarillos: Should they be kept in a humidor, or kept in their tins or boxes?

A: It depends what kind of cigarillos. If they are the machine-made type, like Swisher Sweets, Café Crème, Panter, or Dannemann’s, no need. Handmade cigarillos like the Padron Corticos, Davidoff Primeros, and La Flor Dominicana Mojitos are made by hand, and should therefore be kept in a humidor.

Of course, it can’t hurt to keep even machine-made cigarillos in a humidor. You can just place the whole tin in there, as-is. That said, if you smoke through a tin relatively quickly, it’s probably not necessary.

Moreover, cigarillos (or café cigars), are made by machine due to the difficulty of rolling such tiny cigars. According to one of my resources, it wasn’t until 2003 that some manufacturers like Padron, Davidoff and La Flor mentioned above, et. al., began making handmade little cigars.

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for 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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