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Davidoff Cigars proudly presents its Master Selection Series

Basel/Switzerland, June 2017. Davidoff is delighted to announce the unprecedented release of a very
special selection of six unique blends, crafted by Davidoff’s head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to
celebrate his own birthdays.
For the first time, Davidoff is making a limited number of these very personal cigars available.
“These Master Selection Series cigars have been crafted by our Head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to
satisfy the most demanding cigar aficionado in the world – himself. His agreement to release a few of
these six very personal and delightful blends that he has been creating to mark his very own birthdays
is a treat for Davidoff. These are simply the finest cigars, worthy of the most special of occasions: time
superbly filled for those who have the chance and privilege to taste these cigars,” says Charles Awad,
Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG.

THE BLENDS
THE APPOINTED MERCHANTS EDITIONS
Blended with Nicaraguan tobaccos and a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper – The Series 2013
This cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos: Estelí and Condega Visus, Piloto Visus, Piloto Seco and
San Vicente Mejorado Visus in a Nicaragua binder with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper from Ecuador.
This beautiful cigar is intense with a strong, rich aftertaste. Spicy pepper flavours give way to sweet,
creamy oak wood notes in the second third.
Strength: 3.5 out of 5

Blended with aged Dominican tobaccos and a Mexican binder – The Series 2010
The cigar is a blend of ten-year-old Dominican filler tobaccos Piloto Ligero, San Vicente Ligero and
San Vicente Visus, combined with a Semilla A Seco and Estelí Visus from Nicaragua. It comes in a
Dominican wrapper with a Negro San Andrés binder from Mexico. It’s the blend of ten-year-old
tobaccos in combination with the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos that gives this cigar its cut wood flavour
and a distinct sweetness

Blended with Dominican tobaccos and a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper – The Series 2007
The cigar is a blend of Dominican tobaccos: San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Seco, Hybrid Corojo/Olor
Ligero and San Vicente Mejorado Visus bound in a Hybrid Olor/Piloto with a “Habano” Ecuador
wrapper from Ecuador. Pepper and ginger flavours combine with oak wood to give this cigar its unique
taste.
Strength: 3 out of 5

THE FLAGSHIP EDITIONS
A mixture of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos – The Series 2016
The cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos: Estelí and Condega Visus, Piloto Visus, San Vicente
Mejorado Visus and Piloto Mejorado Visus bound in San Vicente Mejorado and a Dominican wrapper.
The sweet creaminess that this blend produces gives this cigar its delicious, exciting taste.
Strength: 3 out of 5

Blended with Nicaraguan tobaccos, a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper and Mexican binder – The
Series 2011
The cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan Estelí Ligero, Semilla A Visus, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente
Mejorado Visus, and Piloto Volado. The binder is Negro San Andrés from Mexico, and the wrapper a
“Habano” Ecuador from Ecuador. This striking, daring blend makes this cigar particularly fun to enjoy,
with its pronounced stimulation at the back of the palate. It’s also sweet, with a clean aftertaste.
Strength: 3.5 out of 5

Blends from Nicaragua, Ecuador and Mexico in one Edition – The Series 2008
The cigar is a blend of A-Estelí Visus, Piloto Mejorado Ligero, SV Mejorado Ligero, Piloto Mejorado
Visus and Piloto Visus bound in a Negro San Andrés binder with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper. This
blend produces a strong, robust and aromatic cigar. Pepper and spice notes combined with honey
sweetness give it a powerful flavour.
Strength: 4 out of 5

FORMAT
The cigars come in a Toro format: 52 RG x 6’’/ 2.1 x 15.2 cm
The Master Selections come in elegantly simple, rustic, cabinet boxes of ten, with a ‘Master Selection’
stamp. Each box carries a sticker with its own number and the blend creation year. Eladio’s signature
appears on the ring and the box. The year of creation is also on the ring. In Europe, Asia and Global
Travel Retail, cigars that are not wrapped in cellophane are presented in bundles held by a wide gold band.

LAUNCH AND AVAILABILITY
In the USA, the first Master Selection Series 2013 and 2016 will be available for wider release at
select Appointed Merchants and Flagship Stores in June. All other series will be launched in August
and September 2017.

Outside the US, the Master Selection Series 2010 and the three Flagship Store exclusives will be
launched globally starting in July 2017.

The Series 2013 and 2007 will be available in Switzerland exclusively, in very limited quantities at
Davidoff Appointed Merchants. The introduction of the Series 2013 is set for July.
MSRP per cigar: $ 35.00 USD

About Davidoff’s Master Blender Eladio Diaz:
With one of the finest palates in the world, he is the Davidoff Master Blender and the creator of the
most famous Davidoff blends. Having worked with tobacco from an early age, he is passionate about
cigars and has developed an unsurpassed expertise that is widely acclaimed in the cigar world. No
one could summarise his achievements and success in life better than Eladio himself. “As a young
boy, I had great dreams but small gifts”, he said seriously in his latest interview. “Later in my career, I
created my own favourite cigars to celebrate every year of what is my life and passion today.”