Date: May 2022
Author: Inspector X

Davidoff Cigars releases a limited edition Gran Toro cigar in 2022 that combines the best of the landmark tobaccos of the Black Band Collection lines Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá. The Limited Edition 2022 launches alongside an innovative sliding ashtray suitable for all Davidoff cigars carrying the black band.

Crafted for those in the mood to explore new taste sensations, Davidoff invites cigar aficionados around the world to discover how nature’s elements have moulded and influenced the climate, soils and tobacco plants which blend the Davidoff cigar lines with the striking black band.

The rains of Brazil’s Bahia region induce the salty, sweet and spicy taste of Davidoff Escurio. The volcanic soils of Nicaragua nurture the fiery bittersweet intensity in Davidoff Nicaragua. All the while, the iron-rich red soils of the Dominican Yamasá valley grow the earthy deep complexity of the Davidoff Yamasá blend.

Limited Edition 2022

Where water, fire and earth meet is where the Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Gran Toro cigar finds its origins. Davidoff Master Blenders have merged those landmark tobaccos from the successful Black Band Collection. The result is a diverse blend combining the sweetness of Davidoff Escurio, the intensity of Davidoff Nicaragua and the complexity of Davidoff Yamasá. For every aficionado who likes to explore, this is finding an El Dorado of flavours and taste immersion.

Taste Experience

The Gran Toro’s relatively big ring gauge of 58 allows for a greater amount of the Black Band Collection’s landmark tobaccos from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Brazil in the filler. The consequently reduced influence of the Ecuadorian wrapper tobacco results in a highly balanced blend with a strong intensity. Right from the start, this exciting and diverse cigar’s filler and binder tobaccos create intense notes of leather, earth and pepper. In the second third, strong notes of coffee, wood and nuts stimulate the aficionado’s palate, only to conclude in cedar wood, dark chocolate and leather aromas as this Gran Toro comes to its grand finale. The Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 creates an undreamed-of experience of 60 to 70 minutes of time beautifully filled.

The 12 Gran Toro cigars come in a black box highlighted with a blended trio logo. The colours and the leaf shapes nod to the origins of the blend and thus highlight the best of the pre-existing Black Band Collection lines Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá. The edition is limited to 13’500 boxes worldwide.

Sliding Ashtray

Alongside the Limited Edition 2022, Davidoff releases a contemporary sliding ashtray in two colour variations that goes perfectly with all Black Band cigars. It is made of robust materials of such exceptionally high quality that it can easily take on the elements outdoors as well as stylishly stand out indoors. The smart shape imitating mountain peaks allows for a cigar to rest safely on top. A sliding opening mechanism reveals the spacious ash compartment that can be completely closed as well, thanks to strong embedded magnets. Every ashtray comes with a separate and equally eye-catching cigar stand as a second option to rest a cigar on.

“Our Black Band Collection lines depict the elements earth, water and fire. With their exceptional tobaccos originating in Brazil, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, our Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá lines have always been an adventure in taste. I am proud that with our new Davidoff Black Band Limited Edition, we combine the best of these three strong blends and create an exciting cigar for those seeking to discover new experiences and a fair bit of alternation in their cigar enjoyment”, says Edward Simon, CMO at Oettinger Davidoff AG.

Launch & Availability From 5 May 2022*, the Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 and the Davidoff Sliding Ashtrays will be available at select Davidoff Appointed Merchants, premium cigar retailers and in Davidoff flagship stores.

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