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Cory Carnley

Cory Carnley was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida

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Cory Carnley is a dedicated cigar enthusiast who holds certifications as a tobacconist, in bartending, and in responsible vending.

Carnley’s interest in tobacco was piqued at a young age, but it began to burgeon when he turned eighteen and smoked two celebratory cigars back-to-back. Soon thereafter, he became the youngest member ever of the premium cigar industry’s primary lobbying organization, Cigar Rights of America.

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A Guide to Cigar Storage From Cory Carnley
September 22, 2021

A Guide to Cigar Storage From Cory Carnley

Cory Carnley on Cigar Storage The cigar industry is booming. As more people look to explore this classic way of enjoying tobacco, the issue of proper cigar storage is becoming more prevalent. Cory Carnley is a certified tobacconist and bartender who specializes in cigars. Cory helped us put together this guide on achieving maximum longevity […]

Cory Carnley Provides Beginner Cigar Smokers with Selection Tips
September 7, 2021

Cory Carnley Provides Beginner Cigar Smokers with Humidor Selection Tips

Cory Carnley Wants to Help You Choose Your First Humidor Cory Carnley, a Certified Tobacconist, is a passionate collector and fine cigar steward who wants to help you choose your first humidor.  The manner in which cigars are stored is crucial in preventing physical degradation and tainted flavor.  Cigars, as a luxury product, are often […]

Cory Carnley Takes a Closer Look at Cigar Humidification, Types of Devices and Products That Offer the Best Results
August 9, 2021

Cory Carnley Takes a Closer Look at Cigar Humidification, Types of Devices and Products That Offer the Best Results

As cigar enthusiast and expert, Cory Carnley knows that proper humidification is the most vital factor of cigar storage.   Relative humidity (RH) within a humidor is optimally held stable at any one point between 62-70%, says Carnley. Insufficient humidity can cause the wrapper leaf of a cigar to become brittle and very susceptible to damage, […]

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