Davidoff Broberg’s 125th Anniversary

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The Davidoff Broberg’s 125th Anniversary cigar was released by Davidoff to mark the 125th anniversary of Brobergs cigar shop in Stockholm, Sweden. These cigars were released only in Sweden, but even though Brobergs does not ship outside of their country, a few sticks did seem to make it out.

Released in October of 2006, there were only 250 boxes of 10 and 1,500 singles produced, for a total production of 4,000 cigars. Interestingly, the size of the cigar (125mm, or 4.92 inches) was specifically made to coincide with the fact that it was the 125th anniversary.

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  • Cigar Reviewed: Davidoff Broberg’s 125th Anniversary
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Factory: Cigars Davidoff
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Shade
  • Binder: Dominican Republic San Vicente
  • Filler: Dominican Republic (Piloto Ligero, San Vincente Ligero, Olor Seco & San Vincent Seco)
  • Size: 4 11/12 Inches
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Vitola: Torpedo
  • MSRP: $20 (Boxes of 10, $200.00)
  • Number of Cigars Released: 250 Boxes of 10 Cigars & 1,500 Singles (4,000 Total Cigars)
  • Date Produced: 2006

First, I have to say I loved the shape of this cigar. Smaller but very hefty and it makes a statement when you see it. The wrapper is a very light brown and is smooth with very little oil on it. The smell coming off of the wrapper was tobacco with a bit of cinnamon, but mostly tobacco.

Immediately after sparking the cigar, I was shocked by a blast of spice. Davidoff is very well-known for its milder offerings, so this was a bit disconcerting. Not in a bad way, mind you, but I was certainly not expecting it. The spice died down quickly to a more typical Davidoff level and other flavors start coming through such as grass and quite a bit of oak.

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In the second third, the spice died down to almost nothing, and the flavors start tending toward more nutty tastes, like a creamy roasted nuts flavor with more oak and at the very end of the third, I tasted a bit of a floral note.

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The final third kept the same modus operandi as the second: floral notes with nuts, and quite a bit of oak. I was hoping for some of that cinnamon I smelled in the wrapper to make an appearance, but alas, that was not to be. I nubbed it easily, and it smoked great all the way to end, never getting hot.

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Final Notes:

  • The draw was a bit loose for the entire stick, but the burn was excellent, and the ash held on the cigar for quite a long time, which I always love to see.
  • Despite its smaller size, this cigar took quite a while to smoke.
  • The final smoking time was one hour and 25 minutes.
  • The smell of the smoke coming from the cigar was wonderful, a great floral/spicy blend that I really loved.
80 Overall Score

I was expecting a mild cigar, and I was not disappointed in that regard. Davidoffs are usually long on the flavor and short on the strength, but in this case, I was not overly impressed with the flavors coming out of this stick. I was hoping for more, especially considering how hard these are to get and the price. As it is, I would say that you could get a better smoke although not necessarily a cheaper smoke from any number of other Davidoff's regular lines. Unfortunately, the best thing about this cigar was the smell of the smoke coming from it.

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Brooks Whittington
About the author

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.

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