Davidoff Announces 2019 Golden Band Awards (Update: Winners Announced)

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Davidoff has announced the nominees for its 2019 Golden Band Awards, an annual celebration of its best retailers.

Unlike years prior, Davidoff will announce the winners in early June and the winners and guests will be invited to a private dinner at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace on Sunday, June 30. There will be a separate cocktail party open to nominees and other guests on Saturday, June 29. Both events take place during the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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Update (June 3, 2019) — The winners have been announced, they are noted in bold.

Best Performance (Single Location)

  • Cigar Warehouse (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
  • Maxamar Ultimate Cigars (Orange, Calif.)**
  • Shore Thing Cigars (Watersound, Fla.)
  • Tinder Box (Charlotte, N.C.)**
  • Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, Conn.)**

Best Performance (Multiple Location)

  • Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, Ariz.)**
  • Churchill’s Cigar Shop (Birmingham, Mich.)
  • Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, Fla.)**
  • Humidor of Westmont (Westmont, Ill.)**
  • Matador Cigars (Roslyn Heights, N.Y.)*

Davidoff Growth (Single Location)

  • Cigar Warehouse (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
  • Fair Oaks Cigars (Newport Beach, Calif.)
  • Hemingway’s (Palo Alto, Calif.)*
  • Maxamar Ultimate Cigars (Orange, Calif.)**
  • Shore Thing Cigars (Watersound, Fla.)

Davidoff Growth (Multiple Locations)

  • Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, Ariz.)**
  • Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, Fla.)**
  • Churchill’s Cigar Shop (Birmingham, Mich.)
  • Humidor of Westmont (Westmont, Ill.)**
  • Matador Cigars (Roslyn Heights, N.Y.)*

Best Merchandising

  • Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, Ariz.)**
  • Club Humidor (San Antonio, Texas)**
  • Cutters Cigar Emporium (Alpharetta, Ga.)
  • Shore Thing Cigars (Watersound, Fla.)
  • The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood (Ridgewood, N.J.)**

Appointed Merchant of the Year

  • Cigar Warehouse (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
  • Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, Fla.)**
  • Matador Cigars (Roslyn Heights, N.Y.)*
  • Maxamar Ultimate Cigars (Orange, Calif.)**
  • Shore Thing Cigars (Watersound, Fla.)

*Denotes a retailer that previously has been nominated for a Golden Band Award

*Denotes a retailer that has previously won a Golden Band Award

In addition to winning an invite to dinner, winners have the ability to sell the exclusive Davidoff Golden Band Awards cigar for one year.

Update (June 3, 2019) — Winners have been announced. This post was originally published on May 17, 2019.

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NullDavidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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