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Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Chef’s Edition 2018 Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Chef’s Edition 2018

“This was a decent stick with plenty of flavor transitions from third to third. The thick luxurious flavors proved ample enjoyment and relaxation. The only downside I had was with the burn as a result of an uneven construction during the first half of the cigar. Something I’d like to try again before I decide if it’s a must try….” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Quick Cigar Review: Davidoff | Superior Toro

Overall, this was a very tasty cigar with many flavors one doesn’t typically get with many sticks. I thoroughly enjoyed the sweet creamy flavors that exuded from the cigar. The burn was spot on and construction near perfect. The only issue was the super flaky ash, which ended up all over me as bits and pieces would separate from the main bulk. Worth $32? Maybe as a celebratory smoke or if you want something that is a change of pace that is a mild/medium profile. Thumbs up on this masterpiece.

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.

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Cigar News: Davidoff Announces Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019

Davidoff today announced a new limited edition to the Winston Churchill line, Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019. The cigar is released in one vitola, a 50 x 5 robusto and only 8,000 boxes will be made. The cigars come in boxes inspired by leather travel cases, and include a Boveda pack so they be taken to travel. The blend uses tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

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Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Signature Belicoso 30 Years Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Signature Belicoso 30 Years

“This was a very flavorful, well executed, mild cigar. The constant reminder of sweetness paired with the various other notes made this cigar a pleasure to smoke. While it did not have many flavor descriptors, what it offered was a great experience that I would definitely revisit in the future when I am in the mood for something milder and elegant.” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Cigar News: Davidoff Announces Year of the Pig

It is time again for the annual Davidoff Cigars Chinese New Year release. This year is celebrating the Year of the Pig with the Limited Edition cigars and accessories. 2019 is the Year of the Pig with is known for its compassion and generous nature. It is said, those born in this year have a natural talent for success, and being around them is potentially as good for your fortunes as for your spirits.

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Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Diademas Finas Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Diademas Finas

“You ever anticipate smoking a cigar, and when you finally get the chance to smoke it it just meets all your expectations? Well that was this cigar for me. I smoked, and performed beautifully. It was exactly what I needed at the time. the cigar was very smooth, and elegant. There was lots of cream, some cinnamon and citrus flavors to hold my attention. I want, no NEED more of these. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Cigar News: Davidoff Re-Releasing Diademas Finas in Celebration of 50th Anniversary

2018 Marks the 50th Anniversary of Davidoff Cigars. Zino Davidoff opened up his flagship store in 1968 which over the last 50 years has grown into one of the largest cigar brands in the world. To celebrate this mile marker, Davidoff is re-releasing  the Diademas Finas, which was first released in 2006 which would have been Zino Davidoff’s 100th birthday. This limited edition comes in four vitolas, each with it’s own porcelain jar. Each jar is numbered and has it’s own humidification device. Each jar is it’s own art designs, created by French artist Mariane Léger. These designs are also used in the new Davidoff 50th anniversary “Caves du Monde” humidors, exclusive lighters, Limited Edition ashtray, pipes and pipe tobacco.

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Cigar News: Davidoff Announces AVO Improvisation 30 Years

AVO Cigars is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a special cigar: the AVO Improvisation 30 Years. This is the sixth release of the Improvisation line. This is the first of a multi-part series of limited edition cigars based on this anniversary. Total production for this release is 3,400 boxes. Each box contains 25 cigars and are based on the blend of AVO Classic No. 3. The wrapper is the same Ecuadorian Connecticut, but the binder has been switched to Dominican and filler has been altered.

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Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Master Selection 2011 Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Master Selection 2011

“Great smoke. Amazing construction which has definitely contributed to the experience. Deep rich leather and nuttiness on bold display here. It’s a flavor profile that I enjoyed a lot although there wasn’t a lot of transitional stuff going on. I’d be happy to smoke these by the truckload, and I’d nub them every time. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2017

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our top 25. Order mattered on their votes as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.

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Cigar News: Davidoff of Geneva USA Names Dylan Austin Vice President of Marketing

PINELLAS PARK, FL (FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017) –– Davidoff of Geneva USA, the US based subsidiary of Oettinger Davidoff AG, today announced that Dylan Austin, 36, has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing – USA, effective January 1, 2018. Dylan Austin steps into this dual role from his current position as Vice President of Marketing, and will lead strategic and day-to-day oversight of the company’s sales organization and key account team.

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