Commemorating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Davidoff of Geneva USA is unveiling the Exclusive Indy 500 Edition. Known as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the world’s largest single day spectator sporting event will be celebrating its 100th running on May 29, 2016. Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars of Indianapolis has been named the sole U.S. distributor of the cigar.
The very first running of the Indianapolis 500 was on May 30, 1911 and was won by Ray Harroun. The 100th Anniversary of the race was celebrated in 2011 while the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is being celebrated in 2016 due to the cancellation of races during World War I and II.
Jim Young, North American President of Davidoff Cigars, stated “Davidoff of Geneva USA is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this spectacular occasion. The traditions of both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Davidoff of Geneva USA are so incredibly intertwined in history. With the first running of the Indy 500 during 1911 and the opening of the first Davidoff tobacconist shop during that same year, we are proud to celebrate the rich traditions of both organizations and brands.”
Young added “Cigars have been a tradition for the families of both organizations and we are very excited to unveil the Exclusive Davidoff 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Cigar, an exclusive cigar blended to commemorate the 100th Running of the Indy 500.” It is available for order at Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars (www.blendbarcigar.com).
Featuring an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Dominican Binder and Dominican fillers, the complex blend is medium-full bodied, effortlessly capturing the perfect proportions of Ecuadorian and Dominican tobaccos. The expertly crafted blend features three aged Ligero tobaccos, with notes of cedar, spices and wood throughout thanks to the 56 ring gauge and Piloto Seco tobaccos. Each cigar will carry a second ring of the checkered black and white flag used during the Indy 500 to coronate the winner. In addition, the second band will carry the insignia of the 100th Running.
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Piloto and San Vicente Ligero, Hybrid Olor/Piloto Ligero, Piloto Seco
Only 1,000 wooden boxes, each containing ten cigars, have been crafted in an elegant white design, numbered from 1 – 1,000, to recognize the exclusive nature of this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. After its launch in the US in May 2016, the cigars will be available for order to cigar aficionados through Davidoff’s only licensed cigar bar and lounge in the United States, Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars (www.blendbarcigar.com) headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.