Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I have seen this asked for what seems an eternity on the internet and nine times out of ten someone is showing an oldie & moldie, not plume. Or bloom, as you prefer to call it.
What the heck am I talking about you might ask? I’m talking about the VERY rare occurrence of the crystallized oils coming out of a cigar after MANY years of proper storage. Like many. Like more than any shop is going to keep anything unless it falls behind a rack accidentally. For a decade. What commonly happens unfortunately though, is some lame-ass shop keeper or know-it-nothing employee passes off completely ruined moldy inventory to unsuspecting and trusting customers as something to be desired or pay more for.
In preparing to sell some of my long term aged stuff ( I wasn’t kidding about the age), I figured I would make this post and show you all what plume REALLY looks like. In short, (more…)