Cigar News: Davidoff Announces Eighth Annual Golden Band Awards Nominees

For the eighth year in in a row, will present its to the retailers deemed to be the best in certain categories. This years awards will be presented at IPCPR as in years previous. The winners will be invited to a celebration held on the evening of Sunday, June 30th, with a unique cigar and culinary experience. Winners will dine on French delicacies inspired by a famed Michelin-star chef with key representatives from . The dinner will include a specially selected combination of fine cigars and craft cocktail pairings.

Winners will be announced the first week of June with more venue details.

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“This year, Cigars will celebrate the American Golden Band Award Winners with a unique event like no other. This extraordinary occasion provides us the opportunity to recognize the top Appointed Merchants who have taken their business with to the next level through their dedication to products, implementation of our programs and excitement for our brands. We are looking forward to celebrating their success and our longstanding partnership at this exclusive event dedicated to our winners” says Dylan Austin, President of Americas.

On June 29th, all Appointed Merchants and Golden Band Award nominees are invited to the Cocktail Party at of Geneva, Las Vegas Cigar during IPCPR to celebrate with cocktails and fine cigars.

The nominees for the American are:

Best Performance – Single Location

Cigar Warehouse, Sherman Oaks, CA
Maxamar Ultimate Cigars, Orange, CA
Shore Thing Cigars, Watersound, FL
Tinder Box, Charlotte, NC
Tobacconist of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT

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Best Performance – Multiple Locations

Ambassador Fine Cigars, Phoenix, AZ
Churchill’s Cigar Shop, Birmingham, MI
Corona Cigar Company, Orlando, FL
Humidor of Westmont, Westmont, IL
Matador Cigars, Roslyn Heights, NY

Growth – Single Location

Cigar Warehouse, Sherman Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Cigars, Newport Beach, CA
Hemingway Cigars, Palo Alto, CA
Maxamar Ultimate Cigars, Orange, CA
Shore Thing Cigars, Watersound, FL

Growth – Multiple Locations

Ambassador Fine Cigars, Phoenix, AZ
Corona Cigar Company, Orlando, FL
Churchill’s Cigar Shop, Birmingham, MI
Humidor of Westmont, Westmont, IL Matador Cigars, Roslyn Heights, NY

– Best Merchandising

Ambassador Fine Cigars, Phoenix, AZ
Cutters Cigar Emporium, Alpharetta, GA
Shore Thing Cigars, Watersound, FL
The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood, Ridgewood, NJ
Club Humidor, San Antonio, TX

Appointed Merchant of the Year

Cigar Warehouse, Sherman Oaks, CA
Corona Cigar Company, Orlando, FL Matador Cigars, Roslyn Heights, NY
Maxamar Ultimate Cigars, Orange, CA
Shore Thing Cigars, Watersound, FL