Perfect cigar storage conditions are 18 degrees Celcius, 65% relative humidity. The easiest way to get these numbers in a hot and humid country like Malaysia is by investing in a cigar chiller. It’s a no brainer, really. You spend thousands of dollars on your cigars, it only makes sense to invest in a proper storage mechanism to ensure that your cigars will always be ready to smoke, protected from drying out (and losing all the flavoursome essential oils) and from the dreaded tobacco beetle.

If your cigars can’t pass the pinch test as shown below, then they are not being stored properly.