Cigar smokers worldwide know Davidoff as the masters of luxury and refinement. And since the 2013 IPCPR, with the introduction of their “Black Label” series with Davidoff Nicaragua, the cigars have become both more attainable and sought after for “everyday smokers”, “cigar junkies”, and “Joe 6-pack smokers” alike. With a more hip and modern feel, combined with new and innovative smoking experiences, Davidoff has since expanded on the series with 2015’s Escurio, 2016’s Nicaragua Box Pressed, and now the new Yamasá – debuting at this year’s show.

As with the subsidiary brands under the Davidoff umbrella, the Davidoff booth was largely the same as recent years. The focus was now on the new Yamasá, but Davidoff also has a large humidor section, where they showcase new accessories and other packaging and design updates.

Davidoff Signature

Davidoff Signature was a subtle, new release at the show. The cigars are said to be the offspring of Davidoff Classic and Davidoff Millennium, offering a mellow experience with a refreshing and clean finish. An Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper covers Dominican fillers, adding a new experience to the brand’s well-known “White Label” collection. The cigars are now shipping in two sizes.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador – Sun Grown
  • Binder: Dominican
  • Filler: Dominican
  • Factory: Cigars Davidoff (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 25-ct box
  • Vitolas: 2
  • Price: $12.30 – $21.30
  • Release: Now Shipping
  • Petit Corona: 4½ x 41 | $12.30 (SRP)
  • Toro: 6 x 54 | $21.30 (SRP)

Davidoff Yamasá

The headliner at Davidoff’s booth was clearly Yamasá, following the trend of new “exploratory” blends from Davidoff in recent years. This year’s exploration brings the brand back to their roots, uncovering new tobaccos in their own backyard in the Dominican Republic. The region is known as Yamasá, and Davidoff is boasting their laborious efforts to convert what they refer to as a “swampland”, into a unique location for premium tobacco growth. The special tobacco is featured in both the wrapper and binder, as well as their usual Dominican leaves in the filler, accompanied by Nicaraguan leaves, which have become a staple for their “Black Label” releases (with the exception of Escurio).

SEE ALSO: Davidoff Yamasá Petit Churchill Cigar Review

Bold colors and scenery are depicted with each new “Black Label” release, and a vibrant red is used for Yamasá. This was the theme of the booth, highlighting the four new sizes. The cigars were also heavily backlit with the bold display, making for quite the difficult photo opportunity…

Yamasá has been shipping since late July and should be available at most B&Ms that carry Davidoff.



Davidoff Yamasá cigar IPCPR 2016

  • Wrapper: Yamasá
  • Binder: Yamasá San Vincente
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Condega & Estelí) | Dominican (Mejorado & Piloto)
  • Factory: Cigars Davidoff (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 4-pack | 12-ct box | 14-ct box
  • Vitolas: 4
  • Price: $12.90 – $23.00
  • Release: Now Available
  • Petit Churchill: 4 x 48 | $12.90 (SRP)
  • Robusto: 5 x 50| $19.70 (SRP)
  • Toro: 6 x 52 | $22.70 (SRP)
  • Piramides: 6⅛” x 52 | $23.00 (SRP)

Davidoff Yamasá cigar box IPCPR 2016

Other

New luxury and art-inspired cigar accessories, including a series of leather-finished products that are color-coded for different times of day.

New packaging alterations: such as sub-bands for many “White Label” cigars, color-coded borders on paper packaging for easier identification, and font alterations.

New sizes for Davidoff Grand Cru (U.S. market): 5¼ x 52 Robusto ($19.50) and a 6 x 54 Toro ($22.50). The new sizes are available in 4-count paper packaging and 25-count boxes.

New sizes for Davidoff Escurio: 6 x 46 Corona Gorda ($15.90/cigar – 4-packs & 12-ct boxes) and 5 x 61/50 Gran Perfecto ($16.90/cigar – 3-packs & 12-ct boxes).