Appreciating Cigar Boxes

Cigars require highly monitored temperature and moisture levels to stay fresh for lengthy preservation, and you won't be able to maintain them at the appropriate humidity without a humidor.


Here, we shall discuss the importance of cigar boxes and learn more about them to gain an appreciation of something which is considered rare in modern times.


What Is A Cigar Box?


The cigar box - also known as a humidor - is a container for cigar packaging in the form of a box. Cigar boxes have typically been made of wood, cardboard, or paper. For its gorgeous grain, excellent texture, pleasant odor, and ability to keep out bugs, Spanish cedar has been considered as the ideal sort of wood for cigar boxes.


Common replacements include Yellow Poplar and Eucalyptus, which were often scented or dyed to seem like Spanish Cedar. White oak, mahogany, and elm are some of the other common woods used to build cigar boxes. The timbers not so commonly used to make cigar boxes include Circassia, Rosewood, and Basswood.


History Lesson!


Cigars, contrary to popular belief, have a long and fascinating history. Following their finding, cigars have been around for over millennia. In the 10th century, the Mayans produced cigars by rolling tobacco in plantain leaves or on their palms.


It is now a tightly wound bundle of tobacco set ablaze so that people who smoke can pull the fumes into their throats. However, no one knows for sure when the Mayans first uncovered the tobacco plant and its ability to be used for smoking.


Cigars were typically tied in little bundles in Cuba before the civil war and then exported to other sales territories. However, as the company's renown increased, it became more challenging to monitor the amount of cigars given out, and the bundles were frequently smuggled among staff for illegal sale.


As a result of this, a rule was enacted requiring cigars to be put in wooden boxes with a stamp stating that the tax had been paid.


A box used to hold some of the highest-end, hand-rolled cigars. The H. Upmann brand in Cuba gets kudos for being the first to package cigars in boxes in the early 1800s.


Cigars were to be packed in wooden boxes in sets of 25, 50, 100, or 250 to get an accurate count of cigars and sales for tax collection purposes.

 Appreciating Cigar Boxes

Uses Of Cigar Boxes


  1. A cigar's quality will deteriorate in less than two weeks if it is not properly stored.


  1. The flavor of a cigar, on the other hand, can improve with age if stored properly.


  1. After six months of cautious preservation, a smaller, paler cigar may be at its maximum flavor profile. In contrast, a bigger, darker, and more durable cigar could be at its optimum after 2 - 3 years.


  1. Different cigar boxes, labels, and brands have been turned into works of art.


  1. Numerous companies now specialize in cigar boxes, and books have been published about its history, design, and significance.


  1. Cigar boxes and the labels that go with them might be considered collectibles.


  1. Guitars and ukuleles are increasingly being made out of cigar boxes and other materials that aren't typically used for musical instruments.


If you have an appreciation for cigar boxes - you'll definitely appreciate what these boxes contain. Are you looking for the perfect cigars to store in your cigar box? If so, you have come to the right place.


Check out Tabanero Cigars and take a look at the Maceda Brand for an unforgettable experience and only the most premium taste.

Yanko Maceda
Yanko Maceda


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