Davidoff has announced the latest to its annual limited edition series centered around the Chinese zodiac calendar, Year of the Rooster.
Next year will be the year of the rooster and as such, the cigar is the Davidoff Limited Edition 2017 Year of the Rooster. This year’s cigar harkens back to a classic size, the 6 3/4 x 50 diademas finas, made famous by the eponymous release in 2006.
As for the blend, it uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, a Dominican San Vicente mejorado binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic: criollo seco, piloto seco, piloto viso and San Vicente visos.
Like the Davidoff Limited Editions before it, the release features a box prominently displaying the colors red with gold. Red signifies good luck in China, while gold is the color of wealth.
Production is limited to 8,000 boxes of 10 with pricing at $40 per cigar.
As with other releases before it, Davidoff has produced accessories for the release: a red leather case that holds two cigars ($190) and a double guillotine cutter offered in both steel ($295) and rose gold ($345).
Only 100 cases and less than 50 of each cutter finish will be sold in U.S. stores.
Davidoff’s custom is to have the cigars in stores before the new year, something that continues this year. A formal release is scheduled for mid-November while the cigars will launch internationally in January.
Chinese New Year begins Jan. 28.