IPCPR 2019: Davidoff of Geneva USA

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For the first time in quite some time, I didn’t know what to expect from Davidoff of Geneva USA at a trade show. I knew the Davidoff brand didn’t have anything new and I knew that S.T.Dupont would have quite a bit in the way of new products, but as far as AVO, Camacho and Zino—I wasn’t sure what would be new. As it turns out, a lot.

As for the booth, it’s the same new booth the company debuted last year, which is very much in the Davidoff aesthetic. S.T.Dupont—which Davidoff distributes in the U.S.—occupies one wing of the booth and then there are products for the rest of the company’s brands are spread throughout the edge of the booth.

Davidoff added this new experience room to help celebrate its Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá brands. It’s rather impressive.

AVO Unexpected Celebration

This is one of four new AVO cigars, each a toro though the ring gauge varies. The concept here is that there is something special about each cigar. Davidoff is disclosing that special fact and then little else. Each cigar is limited to 1,500 boxes of 20. For Celebration, the cigars were rolled and then aged for six years.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • AVO Unexpected Celebration (6 x 54) — $11.70 (Box of 20, $234)

Production: 1,500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (30,000 Total cigars)

Release Date: July 2019

AVO Unexpected Moment

The company describes this release as “blended with highly aromatic tobacco grown in a unique Dominican finca.”

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • AVO Unexpected Moment (6 x 54) — $12.70 (Box of 20, $254)

Production: 1,500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (30,000 Total cigars)

Release Date: July 2019

AVO Unexpected Passion

One of the leaves used for this release is 25-years-old. As part of the release, there’s a special contest going on.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • AVO Unexpected Passion (6 x 50) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)

Production: 1,500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (30,000 Total cigars)

Release Date: July 2019

AVO Unexpected Tradition

Tradition uses a native Peruvian tobacco.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • AVO Unexpected Tradition (6 x 50) — $9.80 (Box of 20, $196)

Production: 1,500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (30,000 Total cigars)

Release Date: July 2019

AVO Regional East Edition

For the first time in its history, AVO has created a regional edition. The Eastern part of the country will receive the Regional East Edition, while the other half—or so—will receive the Regional West Edition.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • AVO Regional East Edition (6 x 55) — $11 (Box of 10, $110)

Production: 2,500 Boxes of 10 Cigars (25,000 Total cigars)

Release Date: July 2019

AVO Regional West Edition

Davidoff lists the West Edition as slightly more intense than the East.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Honduras
  • AVO Regional West Edition (5 1/2 x 52) — $11 (Box of 10, $110)

Production: 2,500 Boxes of 10 Cigars (25,000 Total cigars)

Release Date: July 2019

AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Tubos

The Robusto (5 x 50, $11.90) and Toro (6 x 54, $12.90) sizes will be offered in tubos. Both will ship in September.

AVO Syncro Nicaragua Robusto Tubo

The Syncro Nicaragua Robusto (5 x 50) will join the Toro size as a tubo offering. Pricing is $10.90 and it will begin shipping in September.

Camacho Diploma Black Special Selection Robusto

For the last two years, the Camacho Diploma has been a high-gloss shade of purple, now it will be black. The blend remains a Honduran corojo puro, though the wrapper is a maduro color. The company says that it took its best leaves and the cigars were rolled by the five best pairs of cigarmakers in its Honduran factory.

  • Wrapper: Honduras (Corojo)
  • Binder: Honduras (Corojo)
  • Filler: Honduras (Corojo)
  • Camacho Diploma Black Special Selection Robusto (5 x 50) — $25 (Box of 20, $450)

Production: 1,800 Boxes of 18 Cigars (32,400 Total cigars)

Release Date: October 2019

Camacho Connecticut Distillery Edition

Camacho’s barrel-aging of cigars is entering its latest chapter, this time by taking the Honduran corojo filler leaves that are found in three of the company’s blends and placing it in spent bourbon barrels for at least six months. It’s offered in three different blends, all in a 6 x 50 toro size that is priced at $9.25.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Honduras (Corojo)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic (Aleman Ligero) & Honduras (Barrel-Aged Corojo)
  • Camacho Connecticut Distillery Edition (6 x 50) — $9.25 (Box of 20, $180)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: June 2019

Camacho Corojo Distillery Edition

The all-corojo Camacho Corojo version of the barrel-aged concept sees the barrel-aged tobacco go into the filler.

  • Wrapper: Honduras (Corojo Ligero)
  • Binder: Honduras (Barrel-Aged Corojo & Corojo Ligero)
  • Filler: Honduras (Corojo)
  • Camacho Corojo Distillery Edition (6 x 50) — $9.25 (Box of 20, $180)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: June 2019

Camacho Ecuador Distillery Edition 

The Ecuador version gets the barrel-aged tobacco in the filler.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Brazil (Mata Fina)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic (Criollo Ligero & Pelo de Oro) & Honduras (Barrel-Aged Corojo)
  • Camacho Ecuador Distillery Edition (6 x 50) — $9.25 (Box of 20, $180)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: June 2019

Camacho BXP Tubos

The box-pressed versions of the Camacho Connecticut, Corojo and Ecuador—known as BXP—will also get a new SKU in the form of a 6 x 50 toro packaged in square tubos. Each is priced at $9.25, $1 more than the non-tubo versions. These will ship in early September.

Back2Back LE 2019

Back2Back, a collaboration with UR NY, gets a limited edition. It’s a massive 7 x 52 torpedo that is packaged in a cylinder made to look like a spray paint can.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: U.S.A. (Connecticut)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Peru
  • Back2Back LE 2019 (7 x 52) — $15 (Box of 12, $180)

Production: 2,500 Boxes of 12 Cigars (30,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: June 2019

Seminars

One of the things that I like about Davidoff’s trade show approach is that they host seminars throughout the day in the booth. Here’s UR NY talking about its cigars.

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Charlie Minato
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