Posted: November 26, 2020Categories: Davidoff Limited Edition Cigars
Year of The OX Review
The moment you've all been waiting; the review of the new Davidoff Year of The Ox. After letting it rest for a week in our humidor I decided it was time to give it a try. This year's release comes in the form of a 6X60 toro gordo format. This size is a unique one for Davidoff, off the top of my head I can only recall a handful of releases in this format. The cigar features a Domican binder draped over a Ecuadorian Sumatran binder. The filler is what makes this cigar stand out, featuring Nicaragua (Condega and Esteli), Dominican Republic (Piloto, Mejorado, Yamasa and San Vicente). The look of the cigar is unrivaled, as to be expected for Davidoff's yearly zodiac release.
The cigars arrive in a stunning 10ct box. The box as in years past features a deep red lacquer that catches the eye as it sits on the shelf of the humidor. The box is shaped in such a way to represent the horns of an ox. Its small touches like this that always impress me about Davidoff
The Davidoff Year of the Ox has finally arrived on our humidor shelves. Each year since 2012 we eagerly await the arrival of Davidoffs zodiac release; this year was no exception. The cigars arrived in a beautiful limited edition presentation box of ten cigars featuring signature red lacquer, gold accents,and a simple yet sophisticated icon representing the horns of an ox. The cigar itself comes in a Gordo format and features a beautiful shiny and oily Dominican wrapper. I look forward to getting the chance down to sit down and smoke one for a more in depth review; stay tuned.
Posted: November 14, 2020
The Ashton Symmetry was originally released all the way back in 2014 and has truthfully been one of my favorite cigars over the last six years. As many of us know Ashton doesn't like to rush new blends out unless they are perfected and fit a need in their cigar portfolio. The Symmetry was no exception to this rule. Prior to its 2014 release Ashton had not released a new cigar since the ESG in 2006.The cigar was meticulously blended by the Fuentes and produced at the Tabacalera A. Fuente y. Cia. in the Dominican. The Symmetry marked the first time the Fuente family blended a cigar that utilized Nicaraguan tobacco. I also feel that the Symmetry fit perfectly in their portfolio of offerings as a bridge between some of their lighter offerings and the ESG/VSG lines. The cigar for me is a true medium bodied that is packed with full flavors.
Prestige: 6.75 x 49
Robusto: 5 x 50
Belicoso: 5.25 x 52
Sublime: 6 x 52
Prism: 5.625 x 46
Year after year, Davidoff continues to out due themselves with the release of fantastic and unique limited edition products. The year 2020 was no exception to that trend. We saw the release of exceptional cigars like the Special 53, Robusto Intenso 2020, the Small Batch #3 and the always anticipated Zodiac release which is coming later this month in the form of the Year of the OX. The year 2020 was quite a hectic, stressful, and chaotic year due to the global pandemic that began in the early spring. As a result cigar aficionados might have missed out on some of these fantastic cigars. In particular the Davidoff Vault Piquant Robusto comes to mind. It was released in extremely limited quantities in May during the height of the Pandemic as a result many missed out on the opportunity to purchase. Luckily we have some available for those who didn't have the opportunity to get your hands on them back in the spring.
Like all vault releases the Piquant arrives in a well packed bundle
Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour, A Great man honored with a great cigar. Whatever the task, whatever the hour, Winston Churchill knew the right cigar can be a trusted companion. Winston Churchill is one of our greatest heroes and one of the most famous cigar smokers in history. To honor the man and the legend Davidoff created two cigar lines dedicated to represent the personality and the greatness of this iconic man. The original Davidoff Winston Churchill was a lighter to medium smoke but the Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour is a darker, more intense rendition of the original line, the Late Hour is a full bodied smoke packed to the brim with flavor. The cigar is wrapped in a Habano Oscuro Ecuadorian wrapper and is blended with a Mexican San Andres binder and a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler which is barrel aged in casks of single malt scotch.. The Late Hour line offers three sizes; Robusto(5 x 52), Toro(6 x 54), and Churchill(7 x 48). When it came time to experience
Davidoff Year of the Ox
The new Davidoff Year of the Ox is now available for pre order! Davidoff is releasing their newest limited edition with the ninth installment of the very popular annual Zodiac series, the Year of the Ox for 2021.The Ox represents a person who takes quiet pride in their own success, and what better way for someone to do that than with an expertly crafted cigar?
Presented in a stunning red box with a beautiful ox emblem, you will receive 10 Gordo cigars (6in x 60). As with all Davidoff cigars, expert care was taken to blend just the right tobacco to create the right amount of intensity and smoothness in this medium bodied cigar. The filler contains Nicaraguan Condego Viso and Estelí Viso along with Dominican Piloto Viso, San Vincente Mejarado Viso, & Yamasa Viso tobacco. The binder is an Ecuadorian Sumatra. Finally, the cigar is tied together with a beautiful Dominican wrapper. Flavor notes of the Year of the Ox include leather, herbs, honey,
The Ashton Estate Sun Grown (ESG) was originally conceived in 2005 in celebration of the brands 20th anniversary. The cigar hit humidor shelf's the following year in 2006; with the 20-Year Salute, a 6.75 x 49 Churchill, to commemorate Ashton’s 20th anniversary. In each subsequent year following, an additional shape was introduced, including the 21-Year Salute (Robusto), 22-Year Salute (Pyramid), 23-Year Salute (Toro), and 24-Year Salute (Perfecto).What makes this cigar so special is undoubtedly its wrapper leaf. It shares the same wrapper as another iconic cigar Fuentes Opus X. The Dominican wrapper grown from Cuban seeds on a select Fuente family estate in the Dominican Republic under the watchful eye of cigar-making legend Carlito Fuente.
The cigar begins with complex yet smooth flavors of cashew, honey and sweet graham cracker. These favors are balanced nicely by a subtle note of black pepper. As the cigar progresses a creaminess m
October is known primarily for one thing in the cigar world; a highly anticipated release from Tatuaje and Pete Johnson. True to form Pete Johnson has another October release slated for 2020. This years release called the Karloff is expected to ship sometime in early to mid October. The cigar is in fact an extension of his monster series of the cigars, that began way back in 2008. The Karloff is directly inspired by the previous releases of the Boris and Little Boris. The Karloff is a tweaked version of those blends. Johnson is producing 4,000 dress boxes of 13 cigars. Beyond that not much is known about the cigar. We look forward to doing a more detailed review when they arrive; so stay tuned.
Posted: September 18, 2020Categories: Arturo Fuente Cigars
The cigar was originally crafted to pay homage to the brands creator and family patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr. The cigar utilizes a variety of rare and aged tobaccos, but what makes this cigar truly stand out is its wrapper. The Don Cralos features a delicate and rich African Cameroon wrapper.This wrapper is truly unique due to the fact that it tends to be quite expensive, rough in appearance and temperamental during the fermentation process. Luckily for us Funte has found a way to utilize this wrapper to perfection. Wrapper: African Cameroon Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominica Tasting Notes: The cigar hits the ground running right from the initial light, featuring notes of cedar, roasted coffee and a touch of leather. As the cigar progresses the flavors ramp up approaching a solid medium body. The cigar also introduces flavors of raisin, earth and a touch of chocolate. The flavors stay very consistent through the final third, which is a great thing in this case. The cigar lacks
Our exclusive preorder special is over and the time is finally here! The Limited Edition Davidoff Robusto Intenso is now available! But only while supplies last. Davidoff announced the coming rerelease of the Davidoff Robusto intenso back in October and now this extraordinary cigar is finally here and availble. The limited edition Davidoff Robusto Intenso is a complex blend of six different tobaccos aged up to seven years. The original release in 2005 was considered the best limited edition release up until that time and is still considered one of the best, fifteen years later. Making the return of this gem one of the most highly anticipated cigars in Davidoff history. This year, only 4500 boxes have been made and global allocation to retailers sold out quickly. The cigar is very special and the box is adorned with six stars to represent the complex blend of six vintage tobaccos aged for seven years before being used in this extraordinary cigar. The original 2005 release had