It’s the Year of the Dog.

Well, next year at least. Next month is November, which for Davidoff means it’s time for the next in the company’s Zodiac Series. Next year is the year of the dog in the Chinese zodiac calendar and Davidoff has a cigar to celebrate.

The Davidoff Limited Edition 2018 Year of the Dog is a 7 x 50 Churchill which uses an Ecuadorian habano claro wrapper, a Dominican San Vicente seco binder and four fillers: Dominican piloto seco and viso, San Vicente ligero and seco and visos from Estelí, Nicaragua.

As has been the case with the past five releases in the series, the packaging prominently features the colors red and gold, which represent good luck and wealth respectively in China.

Production is limited to 4,500 boxes of 10 cigars with pricing set at $39 per cigar.

Davidoff has two accessories created for the release.

The first is the Year of the Dog Duocut Punch Cutter, an aluminum punch cutter. It features two different blades, one designed to cut 40-50 ring gauge cigars and the other for 50-70 ring gauge cigars.

It’s made from stainless steel and features a ring with a leather handle.

Pricing is set at $230. The cutter is made in Germany.

The second accessory is the Year of the Dog Travel Humidor. It’s a new design for the Davidoff Travel Humidor the company launched earlier this year.

Inside the humidor is a soft storage tray that can accommodate up to eight cigars. In addition, a special loop is added specifically to hold the Duocut Punch Cutter.

The Italian made humidor is limited to 200 numbered units. Pricing is set at $350.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.