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What’s up with cigars sold in mazos?

A: Good question. Not really. Mazos are ribbon-bound “bundles” of cigars that are made in the factory prior to going into the box. From there, the next person unties the mazo and puts them into cellos. If the edition is a “Cabinet Selection” they go right into the boxes, as-is. Some online cigar stores sell cigars in mazos or “wheels” rather than boxes. Essentially, you’re getting the same thing, a box-worth of cigars, so your instinct was correct.

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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