Good Sense of Humidor

Many of our VIP bachelors enjoy fine cigars.  (Some enjoy not so fine cigars too).  In any event, tobacco leaves used in cigars come mainly from tropical environments. (Not all, there are leaves used from Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Connecticut also, but the majority are from Central America, the Caribbean, and parts South).

Since these are tropical plants, they need to be kept within certain temperature and humidity ranges even when they have been rolled into cigars.  It keeps the cigars fresh and helps maintain flavor.  When properly aged, many cigars improve in taste.

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To do all of that, to keep your cigars within the 65-70% humidity range and within the around 70 degrees Fahrenheit temperature range you need a humidor.

Too high a temperature, too high humidity, your cigars can be ruined, and evil little tobacco beetles can pop out and eat your pets, demolish your house, and steal your immortal soul.  Well, maybe not, but they will ruin your cigars at least.

Now there are a variety of humidification devices available for your cigars, and please use distilled water only.

So what’s the best method of keeping your cigars happy, with the least amount of maintenance on your part?

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BOVEDAS 

These packs (2 for every fifty cigars please) are no fuss no  muss when it comes to keeping your cigars at the proper humidity. (Proper temperature is up to you, make the proper climate control adjustments.  Cigars pretty much like the temperatures you do in your room 68-70 F.)

The interesting thing about Bovedas, is they make sure it’s not too wet, not too dry in your humidor. You could say they are bi-directional. They last several months, and then you toss them and add new ones to your humidor.  They come in a variety of humidity settings.

Use them, because they make protecting your cigars hassle free. Check them out by clicking on the above image.

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PARTY WITH PARTAGAS

It’s one of the oldest cigar brands around.

Originally from Cuba, Partagas cigars eventually moved to the Dominican Republic. It might have had something to do with a guy named Fidel Castro. That late bearded shit disturbing dictator, who, among other things, nationalized the Cuban tobacco industry.

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Man oh man, VIP bachelor, if you like cigars, you have to try the various offerings of Partagas. The construction is superb, the taste tells you what a cigar is supposed to be.  You’ll never go wrong pulling out a Partagas from your cigar case, and you’ll never go wrong pulling your Partagas out of a cigar case like the one seen in this post.

 

 

CLASS SLIPPER

Fortunately for the VIP bachelor, the only patter of little feet he hears around his pad, is that of his own.  When lounging around, when enjoying a fine cigar wrapped up in an elegant smoking jacket, one also needs elegant slippers.  It makes for a complete picture of relaxed indulgence.

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No pink bunny footwear, no plaid abominations, but the real deal…a velvet slipper.  It is an indulgence, true, but then what is the VIP bachelor life all about, if not indulgences?  The image at right is but one suggestion for your feet when in relaxation and smoking mode.

Click on the image, and wander around the offerings at amazon to wrap your feet in the bachelor luxury they deserve.

Your feet will thank you.

 

 

 

SMOKING JACKET

While you are enjoying a fine cigar, think about dressing for the occasion.  A smoking jacket makes an elegant addition to your wardrobe and your smoking pleasure.

It can also serve you while entertaining at home, for an upgraded look.

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Yes, it is retro playboy bachelor attire, and isn’t that dandy?  Classics become classics because they are classy, and a smoking jacket fits the bill perfectly.

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A BRIGHTER LIGHTER

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Are you carrying a torch?  Well, here’s one worth carrying when you need to be quick with a joke and to light up a smoke.  These gold colored lighters don’t use gas, they use electricity.

How enlightening is that?  They’re rechargeable, and the battery can last for up to 300 lights.  Then just plug it into a usb port, and within 2 hours, you are good to come on baby light that fire again and again.

Much better than a Bic when a lady asks for a light.  Plus, you get two of them for a low price.

A smart look and a smart purchase for the VIP bachelor.

A CASE FOR A CIGARETTE CASE

The cigarette smoking bachelor can look more VIP with a cigarette case.  They have been around for a couple of centuries, and add a little panache to your favorite ash.

They can also protect your cigarettes from being crushed better than the packaging in which they originally came. (See, I didn’t end the sentence with a preposition.  There are benefits to an education).

Don’t smoke?  Well, you can repurpose the cigarette case to hold business cards, and pass them out with a flair to be remembered.

Myself, I prefer the Victorian designed cases.

Here is a good example:

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HOYO BOYO!!!

If you want an excellently constructed, flavorful and medium strength cigar, from one of the most respected cigar manufacturers in the world, you can do no better than the Hoyo de Tradicion from Hoyo de Monterrey.

Burns great, provides an array of flavors which evolve throughout the burn, and you don’t get the spins from nicotine content.

The wrapper, Honduran Rosado, comes from the Jamastran valley, the filler is Nicaraguan, Honduran and Dominican long leaves. Binder is  Connecticut habano.

Forget all the bullshit about caramel this, buttery that, nuts, cocoa and all the other crap that cigar reviewers like to pad their postings with.  This is a damn good cigar, and you should smoke it. Get it here Famous Smoke Shop Cigars on Sale

The Count of Montecristo

For those who like full flavored cigars but not the nicotine kick in the ass that sometimes accompanies smoking one, submitted for your approval is the Montecristo Platinum.

It has the earth and leather flavors you might expect, but never overpowering.  Its flavor nuances develop throughout the cigar, and with a strong ash, it has no problem staying lit.

It is a bit pricey, so depending on the depth of your pockets, you might want to make this a special occasion smoke.

 

Up In Smoke

One of the traditional pleasures of both the VIP and the bachelor is the indulgence in fine tobaccos, whether in cigars or pipes.  But, governments being what they are, voracious consumers of consumer taxes and legislators of morality for the majority, seek to make such individual pleasures both a source of bureaucratic revenue and personal remorse for those who indulge.

Depending upon where you live, your purchase of fine pipe tobaccos and/or cigars can come at an outrageous price with the addition of tobacco taxes and restrictions on even outdoor smoking.

While there isn’t much you can do to fight legislation governing where you can smoke, you can at least indulge at reasonable prices by purchasing your tobacco of choice from reputable dealers on the internet. Try the boys from North Carolina or Pennsylvania. J&R, Pipes and Cigars, Cigars International.