Davidoff announced the Fifth Annual Davidoff Golden Band Awards Show nominees, honoring Appointed Davidoff Merchants. The Fifth Annual Awards show will be part of a Davidoff event on July 26th at the IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, NV.
This year, Davidoff will introduce the new category, “Canadian Depositaire of the Year“, which will honor the Canadian Appointed Merchant with the highest sales & support of Davidoff products. In conjunction with the announcement, the Golden Band Awards website has been revamped featuring this year’s nominees.
The list of nominees in the respective categories:
Best New Appointed Merchant
Nominees: Tobacco Grove (Maple Grove, MN), Smoker’s Haven (Lincroft, NJ), ZT Cigars (Oklahoma City, OK), Franklin Cigar (Franklin, TN), Fogue & Bates (Tulsa, OK)
Best Davidoff Merchandising
Nominees: Just For Him (Springfield, MO), Club Humidor (San Antonio, TX), Tobacco Locker (North Port, FL), Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ), Franklin Cigar (Franklin, TN)
Best Davidoff Performance (Single Location)
Nominees: Regency Cigar Emporium LLC (East Greenwich, RI), Hemingway (Palo Alto, CA), Blend Bar Cigar (Indianapolis, IN), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT), Maxamar Cigars (Orange, CA)
Best Davidoff Performance (Multiple Locations)
Nominees: DW International Distributors LLC (Santa Monica, CA), Humidor of Westmont (Westmont, IL), Serious Cigars LLC (Houston, TX), Club Cubano Cigars (Countryside, IL), Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ)
Davidoff Growth Award (Single Location)
Nominees: Doc James Tobacco (Shrub Oak, NY), Mission Liquor & Tobacco Inc. (Pasadena, CA),Buckhead Cigar Club LLC (Atlanta, GA), Maxamar Cigars (Orange, CA), Hemingway (Palo Alto, CA)
Davidoff Growth Award (Multiple Locations)
Nominees: Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ), DW International Distributors LLC (Santa Monica, CA), Smoke Inn (Boynton Beach, FL), Puffs-n-Stuff (Pittsburg, PA), Tinder Box #208 (Charlotte, NC)
Canadian Depositaire of the Year
Nominees: Nottingham Cigars & Pipes (Sherwood Park, Alberta), Cigar Connoisseurs (Vancouver, British- Columbia), Vasco (Montreal, Quebec), The Humidor Cigar Company Ltd (Woodbridge, Ontario), Zigarren – A simple Pleasure (Calgary, Alberta)
Davidoff Appointed Merchant of the Year
Nominees: Doc James Tobacco Inc. (Shrub Oak), Prime Cigar LLC (Boca Raton, FL), Humidor and Lounge (Wichita, KS), Hemingway (Palo Alto, CA), Blend Bar Cigar (Indianapolis, IN)
The Industry Service Award honorees will not be announced until the evening of the event. This award is presented to the Appointed Merchants that have contributed to sustain the premium cigar industry and to advance the industry’s agenda in legislation, regulation and the community.
The Zino Davidoff Legacy Award will be presented to a merchant who has stood out over the years.