Here comes the Davidoff Year of the Pig.
With 2019 marking the Davidoff Year of the Pig on the Chinese Zodiac, it’s time for Davidoff to unveil its annual release in the Chinese New Year Series. The Year of the Pig becomes the eighth installment of the annual limited series. This year’s installment uses a 6 x 56 Gran Toro, finished with a pig-tail. This marks the largest size since 2014’s Year of the Horse (which was a 6 x 60).
One that the is idifferent is that there are two different blends being released – one from the U.S. market and one for the rest of the world. The blend for the Davidoff Year of the Pig heading to the U.S. marker features an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper, Mexican San Andres Negro binder and a combination of fillers from the Dominican Republic. A Dominican Clara wrapper from Yamasá is being used for the blend outside the U.S.
The cigars will be packaged in ten-count boxes and a total of 9,300 boxes are slated to be released worldwide. Pricing is set at $39.00 SRP per cigar and it will begin shipping to Davidoff Appointed Merchants this month.
In addition, Davidoff will also release a limited edition Year of the Pig ashtray. Pricing is set at $395.00 SRP per unit. A total of 300 units have been produced.
At a glance, here is a look at the Davidoff Year of the Pig.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador 2000 (U.S.), Dominican Yamasá (Outside U.S.)
Binder: Negro San Andres from Mexico
Filler: Nicaraguan (Estelí Ligero, Condega Seco), Dominican (Piloto Visus, Hybrid Olor/Piloto Visus and Piloto Seco)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Cigars Davidoff
Gran Toro: 6 x 56
Davidoff Chinese New Year Series
For reference, here is a look at the Chinese New Year series to date:
2012: Davidoff Year of the Dragon (Limited Asia Release)
2013: Davidoff Year of the Snake
2014: Davidoff Year of the Horse
2015: Davidoff Year of the Sheep
2016: Davidoff Year of the Monkey
2017: Davidoff Year of the Rooster
2018: Davidoff Year of the Dog
2019 Davidoff Year of the Pig
Photo Credits: © Oettinger Davidoff AG, used with permission