Cigar News: Davidoff Year of the Rat Announced

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Basel/Switzerland, October 2019. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Davidoff takes inspiration from the Chinese Zodiac and presents an exclusive collection of Year of the Rat limited edition products. For the eighth consecutive year, the Davidoff Master Blenders have crafted a unique cigar, blending tobaccos from multiple origins. With its rich aromas, this exceptional Toro cigar is sure to surprise and delight the palates of aficionados around the globe.

2020 marks the Year of the Rat, a Zodiac that is characterized by luck and wealth and known for its immense likability and gift of intuition. Bright, optimistic and energetic, those born in the year of the Rat reward those who know them and who hear their words – ideally with one of these excellent gifts by Davidoff.

We are proud to present a limited edition range of an exclusive Davidoff cigar, pipe, pipe tobacco and accessories to celebrate the Chinese New Year for the eighth time. Our Master Blenders and design teams continue to challenge the status quo and have again excelled. From sophistication in taste to creative packaging, we make it our daily mission at Davidoff to surprise and delight Chinese and global aficionados with these exclusive experiences,» says Edward Simon, Chief Marketing Officer of Oettinger Davidoff AG.

The Year of the Rat cigar
The cigar, a 6×52 Toro format, is wrapped in a silky dark brown Habano wrapper grown in Ecuador and pleases the palate right from the start. The Nicaraguan binder and blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos mingle to woody, earthy notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Distinctive notes of prune, cinnamon, spice and ginger develop and give this cigar a full body experience sure to suit the fortunate, generous and likable personality of the rat.

Limited to 10’000 pieces worldwide, the Davidoff Year of the Rat Limited Edition is presented in a beautiful box of 10 cigars featuring signature red lacquer, gold accents, and a simple yet sophisticated icon representing the rat. Striking and elegant, the box is adorned with a subtle varnishing treatment and features two golden nobs, which allow locking the cigars safe. This limited edition is the perfect gift for anyone wishing to celebrate the Chinese New Year with an exclusive cigar.

The Year of the Rat pipe and pipe tobacco
Davidoff is also delighted to introduce its special edition «Year of the Rat» pipe and pipe tobacco. The bent billiard shaped limited edition pipe comes in an elegant black case with an incredibly smooth Napa leather pouch inside. The 70 numbered pipes with a draught hole of 9mm are all handcrafted of Italian briar wood and adorned with a silver ring emphasizing the contrast between the black mouthpiece and the wood grain and bearing an engraved Year of the Rat pattern.

Coming in a vibrant red lacquered tin, the pipe tobacco blend is influenced by Asian flavors. A blend consisting of Black Cavendish and Bride Cut Virginia in combination with Dark Fired Kentucky from Indonesia, Rose pedals and flavored with Lychee. Each tin is numbered and availability is limited to 5’000 pieces globally. This limited edition allows the pipe aficionado to enjoy the blend’s balanced and complex flavors of dry fruit, cream and lychee as well as floral notes from the rose pedals.

The Year of the Rat accessories
To further elevate this New Year’s celebration, Davidoff presents striking «Year of the Rat» accessories – an exclusive pipe pouch and a cigar leather case. The pipe pouch offers aficionados a pocket for the pipe, pipe tobacco and for accessories. This pouch, made by an Italian craftsman, comes in smooth calf Napa and bovine suede leather in a combination of grey and russet colors. Each of the 200 pouches is numbered and bears the Year of the Rat icon.

The Year of the Rat leather case protects the cigars and keeps them moist for up to ten days. The cigar leather cases are limited to 250 pieces globally and all bear the «Year of the Rat» icon. They are hand crafted in Spain from the finest cowhide leather in hazelnut color. Thanks to the adjustable length, they accommodate two cigars up to ring gauge 60 and a maximum length of 8 ¼ inches (21 cm).

Launch & Availability
From November 2019*, the Davidoff Year of the Rat Limited Edition cigars, pipe, pipe tobacco and accessories will be available at select Davidoff Appointed Merchants and Flagship Stores around the world.

Cigar News: Davidoff Year of the Rat Announced
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