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Davidoff: The Quintessential Luxury Cigar Brand

  12/03/2015 at 15:19 pm

Davidoff Cigars have been dubbed the quintessential luxury cigar brand. Sophisticated and flavorful, they are considered one of the best cigars in the world.

They are also the product of a rich history—more than a century of expertise from a tobacconist family whose enterprises have stretched from Europe to South America. Zino Davidoff, the founder, was born in Ukraine in 1905 to a family of tobacconists. Given the unsettled conditions in Ukraine and a struggling economy, the family eventually settled in Switzerland, where Zino learned the art of producing cigars.

And art it was. A business trip sent him to South America, where he visited Argentina and Brazil. Those trips led to Cuba, where Zino first encountered Cuban cigars and cigar-making practices—considered by many to be the world’s best. He spent two years on a Cuban plantation before returning to Switzerland.

In the late 1960s, Cuba’s state tobacco monopoly specifically approached the Davidoffs to produce a cigar on the island. (In fact, it was produced in the same factory that had been built to produce Fidel Castro’s cigars.)

In 1990, a production dispute caused Davidoff Cigars to move to the Dominican Republic, where it remains.

Throughout, Davidoff Cigars have remained the subject of impressive regard among cigar aficionados. Of its Millenium Blend series, for example, Cigar Insider wrote: “This cigar has good color and texture. The smoke is tremendously rich, with black cherry notes and an earthy complexity. The finish is warm and toasty.” Cigar Aficionado wrote of the Special Series Double R: “This very spicy cigar also has strong flavors of cedar wood and coffee, and a smooth, creamy finish that lingers on the palate.”

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By Corona Cigar Co.