"The opening earthiness was slightly boring but once it warmed up this was a blend I would return to often. The heavy cinnamon spice flavor, a sweet buttery toast, and just the slight kick of pepper at the end made a cigar I look forward to finding out what it is." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
Davidoff Cigars has announced a new limited edition cigar for 2022 bearing a black band. The Limited Edition 2022 is a combination of the tobaccos from the company's three core black-banded lines, dubbed the Black Band Collection which includes Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá.
I have always enjoyed the idea/premise of the chef's editions. Everyone loves a good cigar pairing be it a pairing with bourbon, whiskey, beer, or even my favorite. Coffee. One thing we do not get a chance to do is pair cigars with food as it's not easily done in today's world. I was excited to see the chef's for this year's edition as it has Masa Takayama on the panel who by all rights is very much a true cigar smoker. You can't google his name without stumbling across him with a cigar. I have had the pleasure of smoking the chef's editions the last few years and this hands down is the best yet.
"This was a very enjoyable cigar from start to finish. Surprising sweet at the start, almost to the level of it was intentional and not done naturally, though I know this is not a flavored or infused cigar. The finish was dark, earthy and a little spicy, which went well with the sweet beginning. The strength was well behaved all the way through as well, so this should not put anyone on edge with fears of "too strong of a cigar." The burn and draw performed very well from the pre-light on, better than many cigars I have smoked recently. This cigar would go great with a nice pour of bourbon or even an extra anejo tequila! Looking forward to adding these to the humi! " -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
Davidoff Cigars is releasing the third iteration of their chef collaboration cigar, Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021. This year’s collaboration is...
"The cigar at first sight is a thick chunk of a cigar. I thought it would be interesting because it's a bigger gauge cigar that often not much of a fan of. With that being said, the sweet fruit flavors and the smokey peat and black pepper spice were a nice mixture that made this very enjoyable. The first and second third of the cigar were good, but then the flavors decreased and faded and the cigar became average." -Chad M. (Chad Tchad)
This year, Davidoff will release the 10th and final installment of the AVO Improvisation series. The AVO Improvisation 2022 “The...
Oettinger Davidoff has announced this years Davidoff Golden Band Award winners. The company will honour and acknowledge its best of the best retailers and partners from around the globe with festive events in several countries worldwide.
"What started out as a phenomenal cigar faded quickly to bitter then harsh. There was such a great sweetness and fruit profile at the beginning I settled in to what I thought was going to be an epic cigar. Instead, the cigar turned dry and earthy with heavy ground coffee and wood notes on the finish. I will be curious to find out what this cigar is and determine if I just got the "one off" from the floor that was just not great, or if this is a common profile of the cigar." -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
2021 will mark the 19th year that Camacho has released a Liberty cigar. This annual release celebrates the birth and history of the United States. This blend undergoes extended fermentation and aging to aid in the marrying of the multi-regional tobaccos.