Cory Carnley is a native of Gainesville, Florida, where he has lived his entire life. It is through this dedication to his home state that he developed a passion for the things around him. Perhaps while his peers were out partying, drinking, and smoking, Carnley knew he was destined for something better. He loved quality drinks and cigars and decided that he would pursue a career in the related fields. His greatest accolade is that he is one of Gainesville’s youngest tobacconists, receiving his certificate as soon as he was able to on his 18th birthday. Of course, quality cigars were enjoyed in celebration of this significant milestone.
One to partake in the premium things life has to offer; Cory Carnley is well-trained in the esoteric subject of mixology. He has his certificate in responsible vending and bartending in some of the hottest establishments throughout his area.
Carnley Explains the Importance of Cigar Humidification
Many cigar enthusiasts have heard a familiar “crunch” sound when reaching for one of their favorite pieces. While it is seen as the epitome of luxury and comfort, most don’t understand that cigars need to be kept under certain environmental circumstances to keep fresh and maximize enjoyment. This is why, whenever a store is entered, the cigars are kept in a separate room, usually regulated by temperature, material, and humidity.
The maintenance of your humidor and the collection of your cigars cannot be ignored, especially if you find yourself collecting and saving quality pieces for future occasions. Cigars function quite like wine, in the fact that certain types can get better with age. A hygrometer is a simple solution that helps you identify the humidity inside the room. This, coupled with the proper temperature, can preserve or even enhance the flavor of your cigars. In general, aficionados aim for 70% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, but it is best to consult a professional such as Carnley for proper care instructions.
Pure Dedication to his Craft
Cory Carnley continued to immerse himself in research about all things tobacco and drink-related. He often experiments with different products, mixes, and preservation methods. He is a self-made man, meaning that the education he has garnered for his love of tobacco products have all been self-taught through the use of multiple methods, including life experience, trial and error, and, of course, virtual and offline mentorship.
Some of the products that Carnley familiarized himself with are luxury cigars, cigarillos, cigarettes, pipes and pipe tobacco, hookahs, and chews. There are many other things he knows about, but this list is not exhaustive. He primarily concerns himself with luxury cigars, as frequent consumers will usually understand that the rare occasion that you enjoy a cigar needs to be of the finest grade. Because of this, Carnley must constantly stay ahead of the curve to offer the best customer and product experience on the market.
Cigars have significantly opened up the world to Cory Carnley. He loves to travel and connect with other cigar lovers to trade tips and learn more about the global state of tobacco through the eyes of tobacconists. He is a zealous activist who advocates for cigar rights domestically and abroad.