For its year of the tiger release, Davidoff is going small.

The Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Year of the Tiger is a 5 x 52 piramides, the smallest cigar the company has created for its Zodiac Series, which began in 2011. Blend-wise, there’s another first for the Davidoff Zodiac Series. The Year of the Tiger will use an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper—a first for the series—which Davidoff says was “treated naturally to bring to life the fur markings of the Tiger on the finished cigar visually,” i.e., the company tried to give the wrapper an appearance that mimics tiger stripes.

Underneath the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper is a Dominican hybrid 257 seco binder and five Dominican fillers: hybrid 254 viso, hybrid 259 seco, piloto ligero, San Vicente mejorado seco and San Vicente mejorado viso.

The Year of the Tiger has an MSRP of $42 per cigar and is limited to 17,350 boxes of 10 cigars.

This is the 11th release in Davidoff’s Zodiac Series, though the first cigar—the Year of the Dragon—was done before the series was a worldwide release:

Like it has done in years past, there will also be Year of the Tiger accessories, including a Davidoff Masterpiece humidor. Rose Saneuil, who has worked with Davidoff on a number of high-end humidors, and Qi Xie, a Chinese artist, worked to create the Year of the Tiger Masterpiece Humidor.

There are two tigers designs on the lid of the humidor that contrast one another. “The green tiger roars and reveals strength and ambition in his eyes, while the red tiger crawls through the jungle, keenly observing and ready to pounce,” says Davidoff in a press release.

Moevus in Virieu le Grand produced the humidors for Davidoff. The humidor measures 22.25 inches wide x 14.875 x 5.2. The humidors use Atlantic Jarrah wood for the exterior and mahogany for the inside. Qi Xie designed the pattern for the exterior, while Saneuil employed marquetry to use a variety of materials to bring the images to life. There are nearly 1,000 pieces used to create the tiger images.

Each humidor comes with 88 Year of the Tiger Toro cigars, a different vitola than the standard release.

Davidoff says the MSRP of the humidor is $35,000. It is limited to 24 pieces.

In addition, there is a Year of the Tiger ashtray, limited to 600 pieces and with an MSRP of $250. There’s also a Year of the Tiger cigar case, which is limited to 450 pieces and has an MSRP of $199.

Davidoff also has a special pipe tobacco release for Year of the Tiger.

Update (Oct. 25, 2021) — Davidoff has announced the price of the humidor.

Charlie Minato

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