Basel/Switzerland, August 2021 – When kitchen pioneers meet cigar visionaries, the world can expect highest cigar enjoyment. The sensitivity and sophistication of an internationally acclaimed chef’s palate is legendary, matched only by that of Davidoff’s Master Blenders maybe. So, when four of the world’s foremost curators of fine dining lent their talent for taste discernment to Davidoff’s team of cigar creators, unsurprisingly the result is something from the very top table of flavor. After months of co-creation with Davidoffs Team of Master Blenders, Norbert Niederkofler*** (co-owner Food Space & Restaurant AlpiNN, Italy), Juan Amador*** (Amador Restaurant, Vienna), Masa Takayama*** (Masa, New York City) and Jorge Vallejo (Quintonil, Mexico City) have come to an outstanding synthesis of the culinary and premium cigar world: the Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021.
“We are proud of our partnership with acclaimed three Michelin starred chefs from Europe and the US as well as one of the brightest lights in Latin American cuisine. The third installment of our Davidoff Chefs Edition unites the staggering expertise of nine Michelin Stars and expresses the common values that the masters of both crafts share,” says Edward Simon, CMO of Oettinger Davidoff. These common values include a focus on sustainable sourcing and the respect for only the finest ingredients. The conscious way they are grown and sourced, as well as the innovative methods they are married together, imagining new flavour combinations leading to new taste experiences. “But most important, the Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021 meets the demand of our collective passion perfectly: the love for the finest cigars and culinary experiences,” he continues.
The iterations in the process of creating the perfect cigar to fill time beautifully were demanding, but at the same time inspiring as the team consisted of the most brilliant palates. The result achieved by both, the Davidoff Master Blenders and the Master Chefs, shows impressively that “«Haute Cuisine» has led, deliciously, to «Haut Fumeur».”
The chosen Churchill format (7×48) for the Chef Edition 2021 cigar will take aficionados on a taste journey that starts with a rich creaminess supported by notes of pepper and cedar wood. During the second third, gentle floral notes start to develop while hints of cinnamon and coffee are weaved into the progressing sensory experience. During the last third of the elegant Churchill format, the flavor profile changes into a pleasing caramel taste combined with cacao and the reoccurrence of cedar notes from the beginning. The carefully balanced blend is crafted with four well-aged Dominican filler tobaccos held together by a Mexican binder and crowned by an Ecuadorian wrapper.
The cigars are presented in a remarkable ceramic packaging of 10 cigars. The innovative and organic packaging serves a second purpose after the cigars have been stored safely in the humidor. Customers are invited to use the ceramic base as a cigar ashtray, while the wooden lid serves as a serving tray to place spirit glasses and cigar accessories on.
Wrapper: Hybrid 238 from Ecuador
Binder: Negro San Andreas Seco from Mexico
Filler: Piloto Seco, San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Visus and Hybrid 192 Seco from the Dominican Republic
Launch and availability
The Chefs Edition 2021 is limited to 9,700 boxes worldwide and will be available globally on September 16th, 2021*.
* Outside Germany and Austria only. Launch dates may vary depending on market.
Cigar News: Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021 Announced