There are two ways in which Cigars can benefit from the passage of time....
One is before the cigars are made when the tobaccos are left to mature for an additional period. The other takes place after the cigars have been made and are sealed in their boxes.
There is a complex and, above all, time consuming processes of curing, fermentation and aging through which all the leaves in a cigar must pass. Once completed the tobacco leaves are fully conditioned and ready to be made into cigars. However, just as with the most valuable spirits like fine Cognacs, Whiskies or Rums that are left for years in oak barrels to improve, tobaccos for cigars can benefit too from extra aging. Tannins are released while sugar levels increase to deliver a rounder, mellower, distinctly aromatic taste to the tobacco leaves.
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