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Mixing Cigars in the Humidor

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Cigar Aficionado asks if it’s ok to mix cigars in the Humidor. The two points to the argument are as follows:

1 – Mixing is fine, because it allows for the newer cigars to add their flavor to the older ones.

2 – Mixing isn’t fine, because it allows for the newer cigars to add their flavor to the older ones.

The age old problem has been discussed many times in various forums, blogs and articles surrounding the wisdom of mixing differing types of cigars in a humidor.

Some say that the older cigars develop a distinct taste that many individuals akin to aged wine. Others say that the newer cigars “refresh” the older ones. The end result is that it’s a personal preference.

If you have older rare cigars that are hard to find, then mixing them with another less notable brand might not be the best thing. However if all the cigars are roughly of the same quality and the same taste than mixing isn’t that big of a deal.

Other more controversial mixing strategies would be mixing an infused cigar such as an Acid Cigar Brand with non-infused brands. As this eventually forces a blending of the two cigars where the non-infused tastes somewhat like an Acid cigar, and the Acid tastes more like a non-infused type.

In those cases it’s fairly (not unanimously however) agreed that mixing non-infused with infused is not the best strategy.

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