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The One Box of Cigars You Should Buy This Month

 

 

Made a resolution to keep interesting cigars in your humidor this year? Here’s the first buy you should make.

Davidoff’s latest Chinese Zodiac limited edition cigar is the one box of cigars you should be picking up in January 2020.

This year’s cigar is a 6-inch-by-52-ring toro, with an oily-sheened habano wrapper from Ecuador, a Nicaraguan binder leaf, and a filler blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos.

Davidoff’s Chinese Zodiac series has been around for nearly a decade. The limited edition cigar series has honored the Chinese New Year since 2012, and has garnered a cult following among Davidoff collectors.

In that time, the brand has tweaked the blend slightly from year to year, swapping out binder and filler tobaccos (though the Ecuadoran Habano wrapper has been a mainstay).

Also a mainstay of the Chinese Zodiac series: the ornate red and gold boxes.

The Year of the Rat is presented in a box of 10 cigars, featuring “signature red lacquer, gold accents, and a simple yet sophisticated icon representing the rat. Striking and elegant, the box is adorned with a subtle varnishing treatment and features two golden nobs, which allow locking the cigars safe.”

As for the flavor profile, this year’s blend of tobaccos “mingle to woody, earthy notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Distinctive notes of prune, cinnamon, spice and ginger develop and give this cigar a full body experience sure to suit the fortunate, generous and likable personality of the rat.”

In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year falls on January 25, so you’ve got some time to track down (and start enjoying) the box.

But do so sooner than later; the entire release of this year’s edition is limited to just 10,000 boxes worldwide, with 10 cigars to each box. The suggested retail is $39 per cigar, $390 per box of 10. Davidoff has additionally produced a series of smoking accessories, pipes, and pipe tobaccos which are available on their own site.

Check with your local brick and mortar locations, although Davidoff still a few boxes available.

 

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