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Davidoff Presents The Master Selection Series

Davidoff Cigars presents its Master Selection Series

Davidoff recently announced the unprecedented release of a very special selection of six unique blends, crafted by Davidoff’s head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to celebrate his own birthdays. The master selection series is a line of unique blends crafted by Davidoff’s Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, each year for his own birthday

For the first time, Davidoff is making a limited number of these very personal cigars available.

“These Master Selection Series cigars have been crafted by our Head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to satisfy the most demanding cigar aficionado in the world – himself. His agreement to release a few of these six very personal and delightful blends that he has been creating to mark his very own birthdays is a treat for Davidoff. These are simply the finest cigars, worthy of the most special of occasions: time superbly filled for those who have the chance and privilege to taste these cigars,” says Charles Awad, Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG.

Davidoff – The Appointed Merchants Editions

Blended with Nicaraguan tobaccos and a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper – The Series 2013

This cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos: Estelí and Condega Visus, Piloto Visus, Piloto Seco and San Vicente Mejorado Visus in a Nicaragua binder with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper from Ecuador. This beautiful cigar is intense with a strong, rich aftertaste. Spicy pepper flavours give way to sweet, creamy oak wood notes in the second third.

Strength: 3.5 out of 5

Blended with aged Dominican tobaccos and a Mexican binder – The Series 2010

The cigar is a blend of ten-year-old Dominican filler tobaccos Piloto Ligero, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente Visus, combined with a Semilla A Seco and Estelí Visus from Nicaragua. It comes in a Dominican wrapper with a Negro San Andrés binder from Mexico. It’s the blend of ten-year-old tobaccos in combination with the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos that gives this cigar its cut wood flavour and a distinct sweetness that lingers on the lips, making this a delightfully pleasant cigar.

Strength: 3 out of 5

Blended with Dominican tobaccos and a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper – The Series 2007

The cigar is a blend of Dominican tobaccos: San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Seco, Hybrid Corojo/Olor Ligero and San Vicente Mejorado Visus bound in a Hybrid Olor/Piloto with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper from Ecuador. Pepper and ginger flavours combine with oak wood to give this cigar its unique taste.

Strength: 3 out of 5

 

98 Points at The Cigar Authority
The Master Selection Series made unbelievable 98 points at The Cigar Authority

Smoke Or Shop Davidoff Master Selection Series

Such a beautiful cigar requires a matching lounge. I prefer to go to my favorite cigar lounge in Zürich. Check it out here:

Win A Trip To The Dominican Republic

You’re a cigar lover and now we made you curious about the Master Selection Series? Send us a picture of your Master Selection Series and travel exclusively to the Dominican Republic with me! Included:

About The Procigar Festival

The winner joins me to the famous Procigar festival, a truly unique and memorable experience, unmatched in the cigar industry, full of premium smokes, amazing golf, cigar factory tours, seminars, beach and so much more. This event will take place in the city of Punta Cana and La Romana at the Cigar Country Tours.

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About Davidoff’s Master Blender Eladio Diaz

With one of the finest palates in the world, he is the Davidoff Master Blender and the creator of the most famous Davidoff blends. Having worked with tobacco from an early age, he is passionate about cigars and has developed an unsurpassed expertise that is widely acclaimed in the cigar world. No one could summarise his achievements and success in life better than Eladio himself. “As a young boy, I had great dreams but small gifts,” he said seriously in his latest interview. “Later in my career, I created my own favourite cigars to celebrate every year of what is my life and passion today.”

 

5 Reasons Why Whisky And Cigars Are Such A Harmony

Whisky And Cigars  – Introduction

It’s definitely one of our great passions and a beautiful way to relax and enjoy. Today, we’re presenting a couple of good reasons to combine whisky and cigars. 

1. The Meditation Aspect

Some of you might be thinking: Am I reading right? Yes, you are. And it’s actually the most important fact about the ceremony of smoking a cigar and pair it with a good whisky. It’s called being conscious. We’re often stressed out, because life brings a lot of responsibility and challenges.

Combining whisky and cigars is all about this very moment when you sit down relaxed and you light up your cigar, the barman brings your desired Balvenie whisky and you know: My day is done, I can let go now – I arrived.

Pairing a cigar with a good whisky is one of life’s wonderful celebrations. It’s a Gentleman’s break – a long desired pause for reflection. The meditation aspect, is my number one point – simply because it helps me to calm down and be conscious.

Maybe it’s like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace. – Raul Julia

Pictures and rights by Christian Schmid

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balvenie whisky collection

2. Having A Sophisticated Conversation

What would you describe as a perfect gentleman’s evening? I love to sit down to have a sophisticated conversation. It can be about the beauty of life, literature, art, political affairs, history and so much more. Not the daily superficialities about the weather and god-knows-what. Sadly, we’re often confronted with the shallow topics of today’s society.

That’s my point here, enjoying whisky and cigars often leads you into a profound gentleman’s conversation.

3. Appreciation

It takes decades, a lot of passion and pursuit to manufacture a good cigar or a tasty whisky. Can you imagine, it took 20 years to develop the Davidoff Yamasa – TWENTY. That’s what you might expect from a watch or a high class car. Another example is the Balvenie Tun – the marrying process takes 42 casks to come together to create a unique expression.

What I’m trying to explain here: Pairing a cigar with a whisky demands appreciation. It asks you, to sit down and respect the years  of work and perspiration that has been investigated until you’re able to enjoy it.

Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink. – Haruki Murakami

balvenie whisky pairing

davidoff churchill4. The Harmony Of Flavours

The human being has more than 10.000 taste buds – I can’t imagine that nature created them to enjoy soft-drinks. This topic though, is really a never ending story. We could be taking hours about what different flavours you can feel when pairing cigars and whisky. Vanilla, chocolate, orange, wood… it’s a never ending list of symphonious tastes.

But let me tell you a little secret or let’s say insider tip: use your nose.

Reasons why the nose is so important

You can try this out pretty easy! Close your nose and eat something. You will realise it tastes like nothing. The most important fact to taste flavours is your nose. So when you smoke or you’re enjoying a whisky – taste & breathe through your nose. You’ll figure out what unbelievable amount of flavours such a pairing can mean.

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5. It’s just the ideal pairing

I’ve tried to pair pretty much everything to a cigar. And whisky is definitely the best chose. But let me give you a couple of recommendations (this is my humble opinion and does not have to reflect others)

  • Combines Well With A Cigar
  • Whisky
  • Cognac
  • Tee
  • Rum
  • Doesn’t combine very well with a cigar
  • Soft-drinks
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Tequila