At Top Leaf Cigar Lounge, we understand that cigars have a certain mystique about them, and this has led to countless myths and urban legends about cigars over the years. While some of these myths are cool, others are plain silly or wrong, and we want to do our part to set the record straight. In this article, we’ll go over a few of the most common myths about cigars and replace them with accurate information.
- Myth: Cuban cigars are the best in the world. While Cuban cigars definitely have a reputation for exceptional quality, whether any cigar is truly the best in the world is a matter of individual taste. We’ve known plenty of smokers who swear by Cuban cigars, as well as others who prefer cigars from other origins.
- Myth: Cigars should be stored in the fridge. Please don’t store your cigars in your refrigerator, as this will cause them to dry out and lose their freshness. Cigars need humidity in order to keep the tobacco leaves fresh, and the cold, dry air of a refrigerator will only ruin them. Instead, invest in a proper humidor to keep your cigars in the best condition.
- Myth: The best cigars have white ash. In reality, the color of your cigar’s ash has nothing to do with the cigar’s quality. Instead, the color comes from the minerals present in the tobacco. Minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium cause the ash to burn whiter, while potassium will make the ash a darker gray color.