“The 16 cigar vertical by Cigar City Humidors is unique, and my favorite design. It’s the main reason I bought the company”said David Happe, head tobacconist at Cigar City Humidors.“People who buy decent cigars don’t want to store them in some cheaply made Chinese drywall particleboard jewelry box. Our 16 vertical model is a real wood humidor, made by adult craftsmen at a North American wood shop, using real Spanish Cedar internals. Maybe for the first time ever, cigar enthusiasts have something to keep their cigars in that is worthy of the cigars they like.”
The Viajero (pronounced byah-heh-roh, Spanish for “traveler”), previously available in dark burgundy gloss, is now joined by sister models in cedar finish and mahogany gloss. All three models feature authentic Spanish cedar internals, hand layered glossy finishes, 4-5 cigar capacity, and a built-in hygrometer and humidifier. Designed specifically as a better alternative to cheap Chinese imported travel humidors, the Cigar City Humidors™ Traveler models are handcrafted by adult cigar artisans in North America.
Tampa based Metron Bios LLC is pleased to announce the asset acquisition of BCIC Humidors from BCIC Cigar. BCIC, one of the only humidor companies with manufacturing in North America, is known for using authentic Spanish Cedar in their humidors. A limited transitional assortment of humidors is currently available directly from the company at BCICCigar.com, with over two dozen cigar humidor models shipping this fall to finer cigar retailers nationwide.
The practice of cigar smoking has been on the rise in the U.S. since the early 90’s. In part due to a reputation as a glamorous alternative to cigarette smoking, the increase can also be tied to its popularity among celebrities, as well as to the social nature of its practice. But whatever the reason, it is clear that cigars are big business in the U.S. with higher sales of premium brands each and every year.
Food is preserved through refrigeration. Leather is kept supple and shiny through regular conditioning. The mummies of ancient Egypt were preserved by being rubbed with special oils and then wrapped in cloth. But how do you preserve your pricey, hard-to-come by cigars? Why, with the use of a humidor, of course! A humidor is used to control how much humidity surrounds cigars and other tobacco products.