Full grown Puffer Fish
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Massachusetts and Grand Cayman Island depending on the weather
I like to rest my NCs for at least 6 months, but find they smoke better when not over two years old . I generally tend to smoke my old stock first, so by the time I get to the new stock it's already at least 6 months old. The exception is the padron 1000 series which I think hits its sweet spot between 1-3 years. That said, sometimes i get antsy and pull out something I really want to try that has only a couple of months on it. Usually they are OK, but will still probably get better with a few more months on them. The other exception is my sentimental favorite, Parodis (first cigar I ever smoked 50 years ago). They taste the same whether they are 1 day or 10 years old. And that's without humidifying them.