Davidoff announces the release of a special selection of six blends, crafted by Davidoff’s head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to celebrate his own birthdays. For the first time, Davidoff is making a limited number of these very personal cigars available. “These Master Selection Series cigars have been crafted by our Head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to satisfy the most demanding cigar aficionado in the world – himself. His agreement to release a few of these six very personal and delightful blends that he has been creating to mark his very own birthdays is a treat for Davidoff. These are simply the finest cigars, worthy of the most special of occasions: time superbly filled for those who have the chance and privilege to taste these cigars,” says Charles Awad, Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG.
The Blends of the Master Selection Series
The Appointed Merchants Editions
Blended with Nicaraguan tobaccos and a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper – The Series 2013
This cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos: Estelí and Condega Visus, Piloto Visus, Piloto Seco and San Vicente Mejorado Visus in a Nicaragua binder with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper from Ecuador.
Blended with aged Dominican tobaccos and a Mexican binder – The Series 2010
The cigar is a blend of ten-year-old Dominican filler tobaccos Piloto Ligero, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente Visus, combined with a Semilla A Seco and Estelí Visus from Nicaragua. It comes in a Dominican wrapper with a Negro San Andrés binder from Mexico.
Blended with Dominican tobaccos and a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper – The Series 2007
The cigar is a blend of Dominican tobaccos: San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Seco, Hybrid Corojo/Olor Ligero and San Vicente Mejorado Visus bound in a Hybrid Olor/Piloto with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper from Ecuador.
The Flagship Editions
A mixture of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos – The Series 2016
The cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos: Estelí and Condega Visus, Piloto Visus, San Vicente Mejorado Visus and Piloto Mejorado Visus bound in San Vicente Mejorado and a Dominican wrapper.
Blended with Nicaraguan tobaccos, a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper and Mexican binder – The Series 2011
The cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan Estelí Ligero, Semilla A Visus, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente Mejorado Visus, and Piloto Volado. The binder is Negro San Andrés from Mexico, and the wrapper a “Habano” Ecuador from Ecuador.
Blends from Nicaragua, Ecuador and Mexico in one Edition – The Series 2008
The cigar is a blend of A-Estelí Visus, Piloto Mejorado Ligero, SV Mejorado Ligero, Piloto Mejorado Visus and Piloto Visus bound in a Negro San Andrés binder with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper.
The cigars come in a Toro format: 52 RG x 6’’/ 2.1 x 15.2 cm
The Master Selection Series come in cabinet boxes of ten, with a ‘Master Selection’ stamp. Each box carries a sticker with its own number and the blend creation year. Eladio’s signature appears on the ring and the box. The year of creation is also on the ring. In Europe, Asia and Global Travel Retail, cigars that are not wrapped in cellophane are presented in bundles held by a wide gold band.
Launch and Availability
In the USA, the first Master Selection Series 2013 and 2016 will be available for wider release at select Appointed Merchants and Flagship Stores in June. All other series will be launched in August and September 2017. Outside the US, the Master Selection Series 2010 and the three Flagship Store exclusives will be launched globally starting in July 2017. The Series 2013 and 2007 will be available in Switzerland exclusively, in very limited quantities at Davidoff Appointed Merchants. The introduction of the Series 2013 is set for July. MSRP per cigar: $ 35.00 USD