Davidoff’s black-banded collection of cigars, historically referred to as Discovery Series, is getting a new limited edition though rather than fitting into an existing line, the company says it’s a combination of its Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá blends.
The Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Gran Toro measures 5 1/2 x 58 and is capped off by a dark Ecuadorian wrapper. Underneath that is a Brazilian seco binder and five different fillers: Brazilian mata fina seco; visos from Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua; and a hybrid 2020 seco and San Vicente mejorado seco from the Dominican Republic.
It will have an MSRP of $32 per cigar and is limited to 13,500 boxes of 12 cigars. Davidoff of Geneva USA expects the cigars to be on shelves on May 5.
“Our Black Band Collection lines depict the elements earth, water and fire,” said Edward Simon, chief marketing officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG, in a press release. “With their exceptional tobaccos originating in Brazil, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, our Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá lines have always been an adventure in taste. I am proud that with our new Davidoff Black Band Limited Edition, we combine the best of these three strong blends and create an exciting cigar for those seeking to discover new experiences and a fair bit of alternation in their cigar enjoyment.”
While Davidoff has released limited editions for Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá before, this appears to be the first time the company has tried to use a standalone brand for the series. Furthermore, Davidoff’s press release announcing the cigar did not describe the series as the “Discovery Series” and instead used the “Black Band Collection” name.