New for 2019, Davidoff Cigars has unveiled a limited edition cigar under the Winston Churchill brand known as The Traveller.
Davidoff first introduced the Winston Churchill brand in 2007, which was later retooled with a modernized look and feel in 2014 (referred to as Winston Churchill “The Original Collection”). Three years later, Davidoff introduced a more intense variety at IPCPR 2017, unveiling Winston Churchill “The Late Hour,” incorporating tobaccos that had been age in used scotch barrels.
But while the former two cigars are offered regularly from Davidoff, the third blend addition is slated for a limited sale. The new cigars focus on a single aspect of Sir Winston Churchill’s multi-faceted character, being named for his desire to explore.
Davidoff Winston Churchill The Traveller has been rolled in both a 5″ x 50 Robusto and 5″ x 43 Corona formats. As with the previous two cigars under the Winston Churchill umbrella, The Traveller uses Dominican and Nicaraguan leaves throughout the filler, as well as a Mexican-grown binder. The most noticeable blending differentiator is the cigar’s wrapper, offering a select Dominican-grown leaf (as opposed to the Ecuador-grown leaves of the former cigars).
Only 8,000 boxes of 10 cigars in the Robusto format will be released worldwide beginning in January 2019 (available at select Davidoff Appointed Merchants and Flagship Stores). There will also be 4,500 five-packs of the Corona size made available; these will be sold exclusively at select duty free outlets outside of the U.S. This smaller size is described by Davidoff: “While strength and flavours are the same as for the Robusto format, the aromas are slightly more intense due to the smaller ring gauge.”
The cigars will be packaged in boxes inspired by leather travel cases, including Boveda humidification devices that help to convert each box into a functioning travel humidor. This accompanies a full line of limited edition cigar accessories for The Traveller brand, including two humidors, an ashtray, a cutter, and a cigar case.
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Davidoff Winston Churchill The Traveller Breakdown
- Wrapper: Dominican Republic
- Binder: Negro San Andrés (Mexico)
- Dominican: Piloto Mejorado (Visus) | Criollo (Seco) | San Vicente Mejorado (Visus)
- Nicaragua: Estelí (Visus) | Semilla A (Visus)
- Factory: Cigars Davidoff (Dominican Republic)
- Production: Limited Edition (102,500 cigars)
- Vitolas: 2
- Price: N/A
- Release: January 2019
- Robusto: 5″ x 50 | 8,000 limited edition 10-count boxes (available worldwide)
- Corona: 5″ x 43 | 4,500 limited edition 5-count packs (available at duty free locations outside of the U.S.)