Basel, January 2019 – Davidoff Cigars proudly releases another complex multi-origin blend within its Winston Churchill cigar range. The beautiful Robusto cigar with tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico and the Dominican Republic will be available for a limited time only and will be released along with limited edition accessories leveraging one of Sir Winston’s multiple facets of character – The Traveller. In addition, the brand will launch its first Duty Free exclusive limited edition, featuring five of the limited edition cigars in a special format and packaging.
“After the successful launch of the Winston Churchill “The Original Collection” in 2014, and the great success of the more intense “The Late Hour” line, with the industry’s first, unique scotch cask-aged blend, our Master Blenders have taken on the challenge to create another complex multi-origin blend inspired by Winston Churchill’s rich character.” says Sybille Johner, Head of Brand Marketing at Oettinger Davidoff AG. “Sir Winston was an explorer, a Traveller, all the time widening his horizons, exploring new places and trying new things. We wanted this limited edition to celebrate this facet of his character and our Master Blenders have done an amazing job at crafting a beautiful, extremely balanced Robusto cigar that will take aficionados on an exciting sensory journey”.
The limited edition cigars
The Traveller cigar is crafted in a beautiful Robusto 50 x 5 format, providing multi-layered notes of wood and earth at the start, soon followed by sweet and spicy flavors. In the second-third, palate- pleasing stimulations of sweet creaminess develop, with elegant notes of coffee, leather and hints of cinnamon spice, along with notes of pepper and nuts in the retro-hale. The cigar ends with intensified complex aromas of wood and leather, complemented by salted caramel notes. A delightful taste experience inspired by Winston Churchill’s rich character and the key places that marked the man’s life.
Limited to 8,000 boxes worldwide, the Robusto cigars come in beautiful boxes inspired by leather travel cases, and include a Boveda humidification device that turns them into travel humidors that will allow aficionados to embark their favorite cigars on their next journey.
The icon applied to the cigar boxes reflects some of the key places that marked Sir Winston Churchill’s path: cities like London and Washington that built the Commander and the Statesman and places that inspired his art like Marrakesh.
This icon is also applied to the 4,500 limited edition packs of five Corona cigars, available exclusively at select Duty Free locations worldwide. While strength and flavors are the same as for the Robusto format, the aromas are slightly more intense due to the smaller ring gauge.
The Traveller limited edition is perfect for those looking for a complex, yet balanced cigar experience.
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Negro San Andrés from Mexico
Filler: Piloto Mejorado Visus, Criollo Seco and San Vicente Mejorado Visus from the Dominican Republic, Estelí Visus and Semilla A Visus from Nicaragua
Robusto 50 x 5
Corona 43 x 5 (Duty Free exclusive)
The limited edition accessories
Along with the limited edition cigars, Davidoff is also releasing two humidors, an ashtray, a cutter and a cigar case celebrating Winston Churchill’s passion for travelling.
The humidors come in two popular sizes, Ambassador for 70 to 80 cigars and Primos for up to 35 cigars, and are made of reconstituted wood that is broken down and then reassembled to reveal new textures and colors for a unique look. They both carry the new Winston Churchill silhouette that highlights the places Sir Winston used to travel to.
The limited and numbered ashtray also features the beautiful icon as the key design element. Created in a French atelier in Limoges, the large ashtray is an eye-catching table masterpiece for two cigars.
The double blade cutter is made of stainless steel and will allow aficionados to evenly cut cigars with ring gauges from 22 to 58. The pieces are made in Germany and carry the iconic Winston Churchill silhouette, as well as passport stamps featuring Churchill’s destinations of choice.
Stamps, souvenirs from treasured locations are subtlety laser engraved on the XL-2 cigar leather case, completing the limited edition accessories collection.
Launch & Availability
From January 2019*, the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition cigars and accessories will be available at select Davidoff Appointed Merchants and Flagship Stores.
* Launch dates may vary depending on country.
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