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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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Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Syncro South America Ritmo Toro Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Syncro South America Ritmo Toro

“In terms of flavor, this would likely be a good introductory cigar for a novice. The flavor profile is light, accessible and pleasant. Creamy, floral and mild mannered with a bit of a kick toward the end. Anyone with an interest in experiencing cigars would likely be impressed. The construction problems would be a drawback for a newcomer however.” -John I. (John I.)

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Cigar News: Davidoff Announces Master Selection Series

Press Release – Davidoff Cigars proudly presents its Master Selection Series – a line of unique
blends crafted by Davidoff’s Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, each year for his own birthday Basel/Switzerland, June 2017. Davidoff is delighted to announce the unprecedented release of a very special selection of six unique blends, crafted by Davidoff’s head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to celebrate his own birthdays.

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Cigar News: Davidoff Unveils Exclusive Limited Edition Cigar for Tampa Cigar Bar

Basel / Tampa – May 2017. To celebrate the successful business relationship between Oettinger Davidoff AG and Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company, Davidoff’s Master Blenders have created a uniquely tailored blend with Mr. Borysiewicz’s own Florida Sun Grown Tobacco as filler tobacco. This limited edition marks the second collaboration using Jeff Borysiewicz’s Florida Sun Grown tobacco. This cigar represents a complete taste experience, carefully conceptualized and blended with Davidoff Master Blender Eladio Diaz to celebrate the great success of the Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 Tampa Cigar Bar.

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Cigar News: Davidoff Announces AVO Syncro South America Ritmo

UNCOVER A PRIMAL RHYTHYM OF COLOR AND COMPLEXITY
Introducing the new AVO Syncro South America Ritmo
PINELLAS PARK, FL – MAY 11, 2017 – Inspired by the worldly spirit and endless curiosity of cigar legend, Avo Uvezian, AVO Cigars first ventured beyond its Dominican roots in 2015; capturing exotic notes from vibrant cultures around the world to create an exciting collection of blends called Syncro. From savoring the spicy, sweet notes from Isla Ometepe with the AVO Syncro Nicaragua, to venturing off the beaten path deep into the rugged landscape of Nicaragua’s Esteli and Condega regions with the wildly exotic AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata. AVO now travels further south to uncover a primal rhythm of color and complexity, finding harmony with the unknown to create the new AVO Syncro South America Ritmo.

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