For the 2018 limited edition, Davidoff enlisted the talents of celebrity chefs Thomas Keller from The French Laundry, Bouchon and Per Se in the United States; Alvin Leung from Bo Innovation in Hong Kong; Klaus Erfort from Gästehaus in Saarbrucken, Germany; Heiko Nieder from The Restaurant in Zurich; and Shaun Rankin from Ormer Mayfair in London.
Naturally, the chefs are all cigar smokers. The result was a medium-plus strength 6 x 54 Toro full of creamy chocolate, pepper, and ginger, with a gentle finish. “One of the main things all of us wanted to achieve was a cigar that could be smoked throughout the day and in the evening,” said Chef Keller, “because for a chef, there’s no set time when you can sit down and smoke a cigar.” Following an industry trend that began last year, this historic brand boasts bold new packaging.
A medium-bodied puro, it is composed of all Nicaraguan Habano leaf and is available in four sizes, 5 x 50 Bully, 6 x 50 Toro, 6 x 60 Magnum, and 7 x 52 Churchill. This latter size is of special historical interest, as it was the original Cuban Romeo y Julieta brand that originated the Churchill size.
Winston Churchill The Late Hour Courtesy of Davidoff It is well known that Winston Churchill often did his best thinking at night, long after the rest of Great Britain was asleep. And while the famed “British Bulldog” smoked Romeo y Julieta Cubans and drank gin martinis during the day, scotch whisky was rumored to be his beverage of choice in the wee small hours.
A dark, Habano Ecuadorian Oscuro wrapper adds a bit of a mellow kick that we think Sir Winston would have liked. The cigars are available in three sizes, 5 x 52 Robusto, 6 x 54 Toro, and of course, 7 x 48 Churchill.
In recent years, this site has written its share of stories about cigar manufacturers diving into their archives and aging rooms. Many of those have been stories about lost or forgotten cigars that are being given a second identity and life, but in the case of Davidoff, the company has been diving into its blend archives to recreate some of its more iconic blends.
The walk down memory lane continued in September with the release of the Davidoff Robusto Intenso Limited Edition 2020. It is a revisit to a blend that first came out in 2005, created using six tobaccos in an attempt to create a cigar that delivered on a long-standing challenge issued by the company’s founder.
In 1989, Zino famously set fire to over one hundred thousand Cuban Davidoff cigars that he determined to be of sub-par quality and unfit for sale. Just before the dawn of the Cigar Boom, Davidoff’s Dominican factory opened its doors, and in November 1990 the first Dominican Davidoff cigars hit the market.
This strategy paid off, and before long Davidoff had become one of the most sought-after cigar brands in the world. Today Davidoff produces a wide range of high quality tobacco products including premium cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco, and cigarettes, as well as non-tobacco products like pipes and humidors. Davidoff cigars are still handmade in the Dominican Republic, under the supervision of renowned cigar blender Hendrik "Henke" Kelner.
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Walking into a cigar shop or lounge can feel like walking into a candy store. Which one do you pick? David R. Weiss, president of The Lone Wolf Cigar Company, a luxurious and manly cigar company with outposts in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, is here to help. Weiss is an expert in the industry and his Lone Wolf den is a piece of smoking history; The Downtown Historic Santa Monica location was established back in 1893 by Sargent E.E.
Weiss gave shared with us his five favorite cigars to smoke right now. “This is a cigar for when you want to turn up the tempo. A fusion of wild complexity, blended with unprecedented harmony, this cigar calls for you to go deep into the untamed heart of one of the world’s most celebrated tobacco regions for a cigar that pulsing with the rhythm and spicy character of Nicaragua,” he says.
“These superb cigars combine the signature Davidoff refinement with all the intriguing intensity of Nicaraguan tobacco.” It’s crafted entirely from Nicaraguan tobaccos, which is a first for the Davidoff label. Weiss adds, “The 100-percent Puro Nicaraguan blend is comprised of the finest leaves grown in the fiery volcanic soil of the Esteli, Condega, Jalapa, and Ometepe regions of Nicaragua, creating just the right balance of sweet and earthy notes to tantalize the palate.” Cohiba After a 2016 debut, this “medium bodied memorable smoke,” still makes his list of faves.
“To complete this gourmet cigar recipe, the tobaccos spend their final year in fragrant rum barrels to enrich the blends medium-bodied notes of wood, white pepper, cedar, and coffee.” Tatuaje After reaching farther back into the vault, Weiss’ next choice is a Tatuaje Cojonu from 2012, which he calls a “must-have cigar.” The overall experience is full-bodied and delicious.
Starts off with a slight peppery and earthy notes, like most Nicaraguans, but smooths out with cocoa and coffee flavors only highlighted by the broadleaf.” “The Montecristo Politico Blend is crafted with rare Pilotico tobacco seeds, originating from Cuba in the 1960’s by Pepe Mendez,” says Weiss. “This special and unique cigar is rich and complex with bold flavors and a smooth finish.
Davidoff Grand Cru cigars offer a richer, more full-bodied flavor profile than many of the Davidoff blends. Made with Dominican tobaccos and topped off with an Ecuadorian Connecticut-shade wrapper, these have delighted smokers for decades.