The final two members of Davidoff’s The Master Selection are on the way to U.S. retailers, as the company has announced that the 2007 and 2008 editions have been released.

The Master Selection is a series of cigars all crafted by Davidoff’s longtime master blender and quality control chief, Eladio Diaz. Each of the six cigars are based on blends that Diaz created in celebration of his birthday, though the original cigars were never commercially released. Since the announcement of the series in early June, the cigars have been released in pairs; the 2013 and 2016 editions shipped in June, while the 2010 and 2011 editions shipped in August.

The 2007 edition uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Dominican hybrid olor/piloto binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic, specifically a hybrid corojo/olor, piloto seco, San Vicente ligero, and San Vicente mejorado. The company is releasing 2,100 of the 10-count boxes.

The 2008 edition, meanwhile, uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and Mexican San Andrés negro binder, while the filler is a mix of piloto mejorado ligero, piloto mejorado viso, piloto viso, and San Vicente mejorado ligero from the Dominican Republic, as well as viso from the Estelí region of Nicaragua. A total of 1,200 numbered boxes of 10 cigars are being released.

Both cigars measure 6 x 52 and are priced at $35 each. However, the 2007 edition will only be available at Davidoff appointed merchants, while the 2008 is limited to Davidoff of Geneva — since 1911 flagship stores.


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