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Davidoff & Blend Celebrate Indy 500 With a Cigar

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Davidoff and Indianapolis-based Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars are celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing with a special cigar, the Davidoff Exclusive Indy 500 Edition.

The cigar measures 5 x 56 and uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Dominican binder and Dominican fillers including piloto, san vicente ligero, hybrid olor/piloto ligero and piloto seco.

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It’s limited to 1,000 numbered boxes of 10 and will ship this month. Suggested retail pricing is $299.99.

Davidoff Exclusive Indy 500 Edition

“Davidoff of Geneva USA is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this spectacular occasion,” said Jim Young, president of Davidoff North America, in a press release. “The traditions of both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Davidoff of Geneva USA are so incredibly intertwined in history. With the first running of the Indy 500 during 1911 and the opening of the first Davidoff tobacconist shop during that same year, we are proud to celebrate the rich traditions of both organizations and brands.”

While the cigars will ship this month, the race takes place on May 29. Cars run 200 laps around the famous 2 1/2 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Unlike some other sports-themed products, this is actually a product being produced in cooperation with the Indianapolis 500. Richard Krutick, director of marketing for Davidoff, told halfwheel that Blend and the race have a partnership and the race had to approve the final design.

Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars is no stranger to Davidoff exclusive. The store is one of 10 U.S. stores expected to received Davidoff exclusives this year. This release is not part of the Davidoff Retailer Anniversary Program.

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Charlie Minato
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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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