A first for me. A reader sent me a few cigars including this 1901 Capitolio. He bought a sealed box of 50. He said he has smoked half of them.
Not sure what I’m supposed to do with it as it is damn near petrified. He shipped it in a sandwich bag with a wet paper towel inside.
Still, quite something to hold a cigar in your hand that someone rolled 119 years ago.
Here’s the thing…the guy told me that he can reconstitute the cigars with two months time spent in a bag with a wet towel. This is his photo below. But honestly, after 119 years, who knows what the cigars have been subject to. I don’t believe I would take the chance of my lungs inhaling something toxic or downright nasty.
Some perspective…the cigar hit the store shelves the same year President William McKinley was assassinated and Teddy Roosevelt became president.
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