The Davidoff Winston Churchill line will be add two new small format sizes. The company will add a 4 1/2 x 46 Bellicoso as well as a 4 x 38 Petit Panetela. The new cigars will be offered in tins. The cigars are expected to be showcased at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show and then available to retailers this month.
Late last year, Davidoff announced it was rebranding its Winston Churchill line to Davidoff Winston Churchill as well as reblending the cigar. The Bellicoso and Petit Panetela offerings appear to have different blend than the four sizes of the new Davidoff Winston Churchill released earlier this year. The Bellicoso and Petit Panetela use a Habano Ecuador wrapper, a Pelo de Oro binder, and a combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler. The other four sizes use an Ecuadorian Rojiza wrapper over a Mexican binder and a combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler.
Another difference is that the two new smaller sizes are also going to be sold in tins as opposed to the twenty count boxes for the four current larger sized offerings. The Bellicoso will be sold in four count tins priced at $29.00. The Petit Panetela will be sold in five count tins packaged at $31.75.
The Davidoff Winston Churchill line pays tribute to Sir Winston Churchill – a known cigar enthusiast. Specifically he Belicoso pays tribute to Winston Churchill, the Traveler as he was known to travel throughout the world. The Petit Panetela, pays tribute to Churchill the raconteur – as he was a known renowned speaker.
In a press release announcing the new sizes, Charles Awad, Senior Vice President Global marketing and Innovation at Oettinger Davidoff AG said, “These two new short formats have been designed to delight aficionados with an exceptionally complex cigar when time is a luxury. Like other cigars in the Davidoff Winston Churchill range, they are inspired by two of Winston Churchill’s complex character facets: a man of great speeches and write ups – The ‘Raconteur’, and a man who explored the world – The ‘Traveller’.”
At a glance here is a look at the new sizes of the Davidoff Winston Churchill
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Binder: Pelo de Oro Visus
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Belicoso: 4 1/2 x 46
Petit Panetela: 4 x 38