While Davidoff made many of its product announcements before the show, it still had a few surprises. One of them was under its Ditka brand – the brand developed in partnership with NFL Hall of Famer, Mike Ditka. Today, the company announced it is introducing a new Ditka Throwback cigar, the Ditka Throwback 2016.
The blend features a Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper, Camacho’s signature Original Corojo for the binder, and a filler from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. The cigar is available in one size – a 6 x 54 vitola.
In 2014, the Ditka brand unveiled a limited edition cigar known as a the Ditka Throwback. That cigar featured an entirely different blend and was available in a different size (a 6 x 50). In addition, the original Ditka Throwback had coffin packaging. The new Ditka Throwback will be available in 20 count boxes with each cigar packaged in cellophane. A total of 3,000 boxes will be available in the U.S.. Shipping is scheduled to begin after the 2016 IPCPR.
In a press release concurrent with the unveiling of the new Ditka Signature Dylan Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Davidoff of Geneva USA commented, “The aroma of Ditka cigars in the air can only mean one thing, we’re getting close to the kickoff of football season! Coach (Ditka) has been a fantastic partner over the last few years and has inspired us to create a breadth of blends that reflect his uncompromising persona. The return or relaunch of the Ditka Throwback is no different and in my opinion, the best blend created to date under the Ditka by Camacho label. We’re very proud of the partnership, what we’ve been able to do with this cigar and excited for it to become the choice cigar for aficionados looking to amp up their Sunday game day celebrations.”
At a glance, here is a look at the Ditka Throwback 2016:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
Binder:Original Corojo (Honduras)
Filler:Criollo (Honduras), Original Corojo (Honduras), Condega (Nicaragua), Pelo de Oro (Domincan Republic)
Country of Origin: Not Disclosed
The Ditka Throwback 2016 will be available in one size – a 6 x 54 Gigante.
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