Date: April 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Davtian Cigars coming to The Netherlands. The Armenian cigar brand and the Dutch distributor Steenbok Sigaren signed a distribution agreement. Steenbok will be distributing Davtian in The Netherlands, starting soon. This news comes just a few months after the news that Cigar Emperor will be the official partner for South East Asia.

Davtian Cigars is a Dominican made brand, founded in 2011. But history starts in 2003. David Davtian started his career in cigars back then. First as a retailer and a distributor for several cigar brands in his home country of Armenia. After traveling to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Honduras for seven years, he started his own brand. During those seven years, he learned as much as possible about the art and science of cigar producing. And so far, that has led to six different lines.

Ministry of Cigars Davtian Cigars coming to The Netherlands
David Davtian in a tobacco field

David Davtian has been serving the Armenian Cigar Association as President since 2006. In this role, he promotes the pleasure of the premium hand-rolled cigars in his country and fights the legislation.

The Davtian lines

The first Davtian line is the Primus, which comes in a 5×54 Robusto Gordo and a 6×54 box-pressed shape. Even though it’s the same line, the blend is tweaked. Both use an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper. The binder is a Dominican Olor for both. The filler for the box pressed consists from San Vicente Visus, Piloto Cubano Visus, and Criolo 98 Seco. The Robusto Gordo filler contains San Vicente Visus, Criollo 98 Visus, San Vicente Seco, and Criolo 98 Ligero.

The second Davtian line is the Habana. This line also comes in two sizes. A 4⅜x48 Robusto and a 5½x55 Torpedo Rojizo. The wrapper is the same for both cigars, a Habana 2000 Claro. The binder is Piloto Cubano Seco. The filler for the robust is San Vicente Visus, Piloto Ligero, Olor Dominicano, and Corojo. The filler for the Torpedo Rojizo consists of San Vicente Visus, Criollo 98 Ligero, and Piloto Cubano Visus.

The next line is the Aristocrat. That line comes in two sizes, a 6×54 Toro and a 6×60 Gran Robusto. The Habano 2000 Rojiza wrapper is used on both cigars, just like the Olor Dominicana as a binder. The robusto has a filler from San Vicente Visus, Criollo 98 Visus, San Vicente Seco, and Criollo 98 Ligero. The Gran Robusto is made from  San Vicente, Ligero/Visus, Criollo 98 Visus, and Piloto Cubano Visus filler tobaccos.

Ministry of Cigars Davtian Cigars coming to The Netherlands

Trinidad, Rubina and Mestizo

The Trinidad line has a 4½x60 Gran Robusto and a 5×57 Robusto Gordo. The wrapper is a Habano 2000 Maroon. The binder is Olor Dominicana. The filler for the Gran Robusto is San Vicente Visus, Criolo 98 Visus, San Vicente Seco, and Olor Dominicano. The Robusto Gordo has  San Vicente Visus, Criolo 98 Ligero, and Piloto Cubano Visus on the inside.

The Rubina line comes as a 6×46 Corona and a 4¾x40 Petit Corona. Both have a Habano 2000 Rojizo wrapper. Both have a Piloto Cubano Seco binder. The Corona has San Vicente Visus/ Seco, Criollo 98 Visus, and Piloto Cubano Visus for filler. The Petit Corona is made with San Vicente Visus, Criollo 98 Seco, and Olor Dominicano Visus

The final line is Mestizo. This line also comes in two vitolas. There is a 5×50 Robusto and a 6×60 Belicoso. The wrapper is cotui from the Dominican Republic. The binder comes from Jalapa, Nicaragua. The filler for the robusto comes from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and has some broadleaf from the United States. The Belicoso has the same USA broadleaf tobacco, mixed with Dominican and Peruvian tobaccos.

Ministry of Cigars Davtian Cigars coming to The Netherlands

Steenbok sigaren

Steenbok Sigaren is a new player on the Dutch market. The company has its own brand, Steenbok. Those cigars are made in Honduras, and for now, only available in The Netherlands. Next, to its own brand, the company distributes several other brands. Recently they announced that they will distribute Kafie Cigars from Honduras. Another brand they introduced in The Netherlands is the Nicaraguan brand Mombacho. And they mentioned that soon they will introduce some cigars from Kuuts too. And now they have a Dominican brand too, in the shape of Davtian cigars.

We reached out to Steenbok Sigaren with a request for more information. The Mestizo blend will be introduced first, in bundles of five. The other lines will be released on the Dutch market in a later stage.

Ministry of Cigars Steenbok Sigaren

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