Davidoff has announced the 11th installment of its limited edition Chinese Zodiac Series, the Davidoff Year of the Tiger. 2022 marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. It’s a significant release because according to Davidoff, this is the first time a Connecticut wrapper leaf is being used on Davidoff Limited Edition.
One unique feature on the Davidoff Year of the Tiger is that a natural process was used to represent the fur markings (stripes) of a tiger.
The blend features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a Dominican Hybrid 257 Seco binder, and a combination of Dominican tobaccos (Piloto, San Vincente, Hybrid 254, and Hybrid 259) for the filler. The cigar is offered in one size – a 52 x 5 Piramide. It’s the first time a figurado is being used on a Davidoff Chinese New Year since 2015’s Davidoff Year of the Sheep. The cigars are packaged in 10-count boxes with a total production of 17,350 boxes worldwide.
In addition, Davidoff is producing 600 limited edition Davidoff Year of the Tiger ashtrays and 450 Davidoff Year of the Tiger leather cases.
Finally, Davidoff is releasing Davidoff Year of the Tiger pipe tobacco. This is a pipe tobacco blend influenced by Asian taste profiles containing a mix of Latakia, Burley and Virginia tobaccos from China, India, Malawi and Cyprus. Additionally, the tobaccos have been carefully flavored with a special musk. Each tin is numbered and availability is limited to 5,000 pieces worldwide.
The Davidoff Year of the Tiger cigars, accessories, and pipe tobacco are scheduled to begin shipping in November.
“We are overly pleased and proud of this tenth edition of this range of Davidoff products celebrating the Chinese New Year. Our design teams and Master Blenders have poured all their expertise and craftsmanship into the creation of these spectacular executions,” says Edward Simon, Chief Marketing Officer of Oettinger Davidoff AG, in a press release. “From masterfully creating a blend with a Connecticut wrapper as a first for a Davidoff Limited Edition cigar to designing a spectacular box inspired by the natural habitat of the tiger. On to accessories crafted by hand of utmost quality and exclusivity, the «Year of the Tiger» products are worthy of Zino Davidoff’s pioneering spirit and are sure to fill the time beautifully of aficionados around the world.”
At a glance, here is a look at the Davidoff Year of the Tiger.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Hybrid 257 Seco
Filler: Dominican (Piloto Ligero, San Vincente Mejorado Visus/Seco, Hybird 254 Visus, and Hybrid 259 Seco)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Cigars Davidoff
Piramide.: 52 x 5
Davidoff Zodiac Series
For reference, here is a look at the Davidoff Zodiac 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
2020: Davidoff Year of the Rat
2021: Davidoff Year of the Ox
2022: Davidoff Year of the Tiger
Photo Credits: Oettinger Davidoff AG