Walking around, bragging that you've "got that good, thick wood" probably won't win you any personality contests. Hell, in certain states it might even get you arrested.
But as a leader in the art of cigar humidor manufacturing, we here at Klaro take immense pride in our wood. And we're not just talking about the amount of wood that we have, but the quality of our wood, and how well it performs under pressure.
Yes friends, we're talking about good ol' Spanish cedar. The core pillar of any wood-clad Klaro cigar humidor, which somehow still remains one of the more underappreciated portions of the cigar storage process.
Why Spanish Cedar?
When it comes to manufacturing cigar boxes and cigar humidors, Spanish cedar continues to be the most commonly used form of wood.
Readily available, inexpensive, easy to use, fairly fast-growing, and environmentally friendly, the forestry side of the equation is pretty much a no-brainer.
But from a cigar storage standpoint, Spanish cedar stands out for its ability to repel tobacco bugs, absorb (and release) airborne moisture, and prevent the build-up of mold. It also forms a mighty fine seal when used within the lining of a humidor lid.
It also smells outstanding, and unlike other forms of cedar, is not too sappy or overly pungent upon the nose. There's a reason why many cigars still come sleeved in the stuff, and why lighting a cigar with a cedar spill is still considered to be the purest method of toasting the foot of a stogie.
Top-Selling Spanish Cedar Klaro Humidors
Spanish Cedar Conditioning and Upkeep
But like any porous material, Spanish cedar-lined cigar boxes and humidors do require some occasional care.
An unused, brand-new humidor will likely come to you bone dry, so a wipe-down of its interior with some normal humidor solution is pretty much mandatory. Failing to do so can cause dry spots within the humidor to form, as the cedar sucks the moisture out of the cigars instead of adding to their longevity.
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