Mr. Hendrik Kelner, the top tobacco blending master of Davidoff cigars, once told me that taste can be quantified, "Taste taste mainly depends on tongue and taste buds, and there are only four basic tastes in everything: sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, and other flavors are From the combination of these four flavors."
And we usually say that the aging of cigars mostly confirms the principle of "it depends on the person". Proper maintenance can make the cigar develop from astringent and hard to smoke to a balanced and soft without losing the aroma. It can even be blended to your liking Want the taste. This is the "cigar raising" that smokers often talk about.
And the maintenance of cigars is inseparable from its basic material, Spanish fir, whether it is a walk-in cigar room or your humidor.
Spanish fir, the "good teacher and helpful friend" of Maega:
Spanish fir, whose scientific name is Spanish toon wood, is not a fir in the sense of a plant, but usually refers to a deciduous tree of the mahogany family, but people generally call it Spanish fir. The reason why "Spain" is prefixed to the name is because these producing areas were once colonies of Spain.
Its material is loose, strong and durable, has good moisture-retaining and breathable properties, and is naturally resistant to insect attack and corrosion. Machine and hand-crafted, strong and light at the same time, usually humidors and the veneers that appear in humidors are made of Spanish fir. After the cedar has been settled for a long time, its healing woody fragrance gradually permeates a unique aroma, and the complex and changeable flavor and taste help to promote the aging of cigars.
·The working principle of Spanish fir
When the Spanish fir is put together with the humidor and the cigar, it will have a wonderful reaction. Whether the experiment can achieve the original effect is inseparable from the working principle of the Spanish fir. To count its characteristics in detail, there are three main ones.
① Effectively maintain the humidity of the cigars in the box. When it is relatively humid in summer, Spanish cedar wood can automatically absorb part of the water vapor, and release some water vapor when it is dry in winter, maintaining the best humidity environment for cigars and preventing cigars from drying and moldy.
② Because it contains a small amount of resin, it will emit an acidic aroma, which can not only protect the cigar from the invasion of cigar bugs, but also increase the mellow aroma of the cigar and accelerate the alcoholization of the cigar, so that the cigar can reach its best state.
③Using Spanish fir wood when lighting cigars can not only preserve the original flavor of cigars as much as possible, but also add a unique personal charm to cigar smokers. Plus, unlike any good lighter, Spanish Fir is free from harsh chemicals.
Finally, I would like to remind everyone that whether it is a cigar customer or a cigar factory, the alcoholization of cigars must not be careless. Cigar factories can add Spanish fir in the maintenance of the workshop, but cigar lovers should pay attention to that the outside of the humidor can be made of other materials, such as sandalwood, piano lacquer, etc., but the interior must use Spanish fir to ensure the more mellow taste. come better. When choosing cigars, don't just look at the appearance of the cigar box, but open the box and smell it before you can choose the cigar you like.