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Why Does Placement Matter for Your Humidor Hygrometer?

  Still unhappy with the quality of smoke you’re getting from your cigars, but your humidor shows humidity levels are fine? Well, not all may be as it seems. Hygrometers for humidors have earned a less-than-trustworthy reputation among some humidor owners. Should you trust yours?  Recently, we chatted with Ian...

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What Makes a Humidor? Behind-the-Scenes with Klaro Humidors

We talk a lot about the importance of owning a quality humidor, best practices for maintaining your humidor’s performance, and how the components of your humidor ought to function. And there’s good reason for that: Each Klaro humidor was created to remedy the problems cigar owners face when it comes...

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Xikar Lighters: Inside the Best Torch Tech on the Planet

    Here at Case Elegance and Klaro Cigars, we test and hand-select the best cigar accessories based on their practicality, performance, form, and price all in mind. Simply put, if we wouldn’t use it on our own cigars, we sure as hell aren't going to promote it to anyone...

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Cigar Accessories: The Perfect Bachelor Party Gifts

Of the many iconic celebratory events perfect for cigar smoking, the classic bachelor party ranks high, close on the heels of celebrating childbirths and winning Super Bowls. More often than not, the smokers in your crew will bring along several different cigar selections for the golf course, the whiskey room,...

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How to Shop Humidors on Amazon

Buying a humidor is one of the best first steps you can take as someone new to cigar collecting. By purchasing a humidor, not only do you get the most from the cigars you buy, but humidor ownership also represents your willingness to learn more about the culture of cigars...

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How You Cut and Light a Cigar Matters

  Several factors contribute to your individual experience with a cigar. The type and brand matter, and that’s typically what we attribute to whether or not we enjoy the cigar. But those aren’t the only big contributing variables. How the cigar has been stored or aged matters–especially if stored incorrectly....

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The 2021 New Year’s Eve Cigar Checklist

  Watch the ball drop live from a cold New York City street, surrounded by fellow tourists. Enjoy a late night at the cocktail lounge and celebrate another strange year–or around a firepit with close friends and midnight pots and pans to bang. Or simply take a secluded hour in...

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How Are Torch Lighters Different from Normal Lighters?

How you light your cigar helps determine how well your cigar smokes. Torch lighters provide a constant, precise flame that creates an even burn across the surface of the cigar.  Flick lighters and other varieties can lead to tunnelling, canoeing, or an uneven burn. A high-quality butane achieves the best...

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Basic Humidor Accessories You Can't Do Without

Once you’re into cigar appreciation—really into it—a humidor is an obvious choice as your next step. It’s the perfect accompaniment that protects your stogies, keeps them at an optimal smoking condition, and in some cases can even improve their taste. Buy the right type of humidor and you’re even looking...

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