For this week’s Bold Alpha Weekly Spirits Celebration we are sampling the Davidoff Cognac VSOP and the Davidoff Cognac XO. The VSOP has lots of orange and honey on the nose with notes of woodiness on the palate. The XO is smooth with more bite as it’s aged at least 10 years.
For the 8th and final night of the Festival of Lightation I’ve pulled out a beautiful premium cigar, the Davidoff 702 Series Double R. This cigar features a proprietary 702 Habano Ecuadorian wrapper that beautifully balances leather and pepper notes into a spicier taste experience.
My selection for today’s International LIghtation Ceremony is the Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour with tobaccos aged for six months in finest Scotch single malt whisky casks. This cigar is covered with a shiny and oily Habano Ecuadorian wrapper in a beautiful dark chocolate color.
Cigar Dave’s conversation with Davidoff Brand Ambassador Klaas Kelner continues as they review the entire portfolio of Davidoff cigars.
To wrap up Davidoff Week I’ve selected the Davidoff Escurio as a perfect way to kick of the weekend for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This beautiful cigar is made an oily dark Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper and uses Brazilian and Dominican tobaccos in the binder and filler.
Today’s cigar selection for Davidoff week is the Davidoff Yamasá, named for the valley in the Dominican Republic that can be difficult to grow tobacco. When you get it right though you get beautiful, earthy, spicy cigars like Yamasá.
Part 2 of my conversation with Davidoff Brand Ambassador Klaas Kelner about as we talk about their new releases including the Special 53, The Year Of The Ox, Madison Exclusive and he teases a new release that’s coming next month.
Today’s cigar selection for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the Davidoff Millennium Blend using a special Ecuadorian 151 wrapper created by Master Blender Henke Kelner which is rich, oily and very flavorful.
Today’s cigar selection is the super premium Davidoff Aniversario Double ‘R’, a long cigar that includes a beautiful multi-layered blend spanning four different tobacco harvests.
It’s Davidoff Week on the Cigar Dave Podcast and we are joined by Klaas Kelner, Senior Manager for Brand Activations for Davidoff, for part 1 of my interview with him. We discuss his background into the Premium Cigar industry as he is the son of Hankie Kelner, Master Blender for Davidoff, how virtual events are working during the Chinese Wuhan Virus lock downs and how your local cigar retailers have been impacted.