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How long will cigars last if properly cared for?

Cigars are biodegradable and won’t last forever, although we’ve all heard the stories about the 100-year-old cigars.




Unless you’re planning to leave your precious collection to an heir, this shouldn’t be an issue for you. Cigars, if properly cared for, will last for a long time and will actually improve with age. Our informal poll of tobacconists and discerning cigar smokers says that cigars generally get better with age for at least 5 to 10 years. After 10 years, assuming ideal conditions, the cigars won’t get any better or worse. After 15 years, many cigars begin to lose some of the intensity of flavor, but that isn’t always bad. While a mild cigar will probably lose character, a cigar that may have been too strong for your tastes years before may, with time, mellow and soften to your liking.