Following the Year of the Rooster, Davidoff has introduced the next limited edition cigar in their ongoing “Zodiac Series” of cigars. Davidoff Year of the Dog is now available to the US market, shipping ahead of the actual start date for the Chinese Year of the Dog, which begins on February 16, 2018. This is common to Davidoff’s annual zodiac releases, allowing time for consumers across the globe to have the cigars in time for the Chinese New Year.

Year of the Dog Limited Edition 2018 marks the seventh release in Davidoff’s annual limited edition series.

Cigar Release Year Zodiac Year Cigar
2011 2012 Year of the Dragon (Asian market exclusive)
2012 2013 Year of the Snake
2013 2014 Year of the Horse
2014 2015 Year of the Sheep
2015 2016 Year of the Monkey
2016 2017 Year of the Rooster
2017 2018 Year of the Dog

Differing from the elaborate box presentation and vitola from last year’s Year of the Rooster release—which used a 6¾” x 50 Diadema format—the Year of the Dog Limited Edition 2018 offers a more simplistic 7″ x 50 “Gran Churchill” size. The cigars have been limited to 9,000 boxes of 10 worldwide, retailing for $39.00 MSRP (per cigar).

With its exceptional Gran Churchill cigar and stunning accompanying accessories, the Davidoff Year of the Dog Limited Edition 2018 is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Highly anticipated by collectors and aficionados across the globe, this limited edition will delight the fortunate few who will manage to acquire it. There is no better way to celebrate than with a cigar. This extraordinary cigar will certainly become a good friend of yours like that of man’s best friend, his dog.Charles Awad, Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG

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Year of the Dog Limited Edition 2018 Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Habano Ecuador Claro (Ecuador)
  • Binder: San Vicente Seco (Dominican Republic)
  • Filler:
    • San Vicente Ligero | Piloto Visus | Piloto Seco (Dominican Republic)
    • Estelí Seco (Nicaragua)
  • Factory: Cigars Davidoff (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Small batch (90,000 cigars worldwide)
  • Packaging: 10-ct boxes
  • Vitola: 7’’ x 50 “Gran Churchill”
  • Price: $39.00 (MSRP)
  • Release: Now Available (USA) | January, 2018 (Worldwide)


Traditionally, each new zodiac cigar release has been accompanied by customized, matching accessories from Davidoff. Year of the Dog capitalizes on Davidoff’s latest merchandise, introducing the first update to the new Travel Humidor since it was launched earlier this month.

Made in Italy, this Limited und numbered Year of the Dog Edition Travel Humidor (29.7 x 31.3 x 3.7 cm) comes in a rich, dark red perforated leather flap, and an elegant beige fabric with a dedicated insert pocket to hold the Davidoff Year of the Dog Duocut Punch Cutter. Only 200 pieces are available worldwide.

Davidoff is also introducing the Year of the Dog Duocut Double Blade Punch Cutter, which has been designed to attach discretely under the matching Travel Humidor.

By twisting the tip of the cutter to the right, the large blade will cut the cigars in ring gauges (RG) from 50 to 70. By twisting it to the left, the smaller blade will fit any cigar ring gauge from 40 to 50 (RG). With one single movement it is possible to access both blades while holding the cigar in the other hand.

The Year of the Dog Travel Humidor and Duocut Double Blade Punch Cutter will retail for $350.00 and $230.00 respectively.

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