So, standard disclaimer: not all cigars react favorably to aging. And by aging, I'm talking about multi-year, say 3 years and longer. Anything under that is just rest/acclimation. If a set of cigars really reacted that bad to rest, I'd question whether my storage conditions were ok or if those cigars are ones that truly benefit from different storage conditions. There are some cigars that are noted for smoking a bit better in higher humidity (Illusione Rothschild's have been called out for this trait as an example) so you may want to set one or two aside and into a different RH environment to see if they smoke better with more or less RH than your common storage environment. If that is the case, then you can make the determination on whether you want to setup a separate storage environment for them (assuming they need more RH) or change tactics and use dry boxing (for lower RH loving sticks).This thread makes me think of my poor Ashton Maduros. Tried a single and it was the most delicious thing ever, so I bought a fiver to age. Not sure what the hell happened...they've hit around a year in the tupperdor but EVERY one I've tried so far has been hard as a rock and tastes like a wet ashtray. All the other sticks that I let mellow in there a while only got better. Not these poor fellas.