Davidoff Cigars celebrates the Chinese Year of the Sheep with an exclusive 2015 Limited Edition

The inspiration for this exclusive edition was the Chinese zodiac sign of the Sheep. Belonging to the element of wood, the Sheep is a craftsman, an artist, a devotee of beauty, fashioning a world of harmony and aesthetic pleasure. The Sheep will also look on approvingly as people welcome in the New Year. For in the Sheep’s eyes, happiness is other people’s happiness. The Sheep loves to see their own love of life reflected in the faces of those around them as well as the objects and things which surround them.

“The Zodiac sign of the Sheep has many common values with Davidoff. The appreciation for craftsmanship and the sense of refinement and style which brings joy to others are at the heart of everything Davidoff believes in,” says Charles Awad, Senior Vice President Marketing and Innovation at Oettinger Davidoff AG. In keeping with this belief, these exclusive cigars have been lovingly crafted using the rarest and most precious ingredient – Time”.

This cigar, with a limited, inimitable blend, is a must have for anyone who appreciates the finest of cigars. It is a very well-received gift, at this particular time of the year, amongst those same connoisseurs.

About the Year of the Sheep cigar

Davidoff Year of the Sheep_Single cigarEight handmade cigars will come in a bespoke wooden box shaped and designed to reflect the aesthetic ornamentation of Chinese wooden architecture. The Piramide is seen by connoisseurs as the most refined of cigar shapes. The Year of the Sheep Piramide cigar goes even further into refinement and craftsmanship with a longer head than the usual Piramide format. An Ecuadorian shiny/dark oil wrapper holds a unique and complex blend of tobaccos which have been combined to perfection by our Master Blenders, who share the Sheep’s pursuit of beauty and pleasure through artistry. Finally, the cigar’s individuality is confirmed by the red and gold second ring displaying the image of the Sheep.

About the Year of the Sheep cigar – flavour and tobacco notes

Aficionados should enjoy this exceptional cigar slowly. The smaller the cut, the more intense the flavours. A wider opening will reduce intensity. As soon as the cigar touches the flame, complex and intense flavours of oak and toast are present. Soon sweet milk coffee notes come in, leaving a long and enjoyable aftertaste. Although the filler is composed of only Visus tobaccos the strength of the cigar is rather medium and well balanced. In the second third, beautiful flavours of chilli, dark chocolate and black coffee paired with a creamy aftertaste stimulate the palate. It is remarkable how the flavours keep on changing. In the last third, the roasted flavours are still present, and develop with a slight and pleasant bitterness for an unforgettable finish.

Format : Piramide

Length/Diameter: 54 RG X 6 ••• “ / 2.2 x 16.5 cm

Wrapper: Habano Eduador

Binder: Yamasá (Dominican Republic)

Filler: Hybrid Corojo/Olor Visus, San Vicente Visus, Piloto Visus, San Vicente Mejorado Visus, Piloto Visus

Aroma: Intense

Strength: Medium

The Davidoff Year of the Sheep 2015 Limited Edition comes with elegant accessories, especially crafted for this Limited Edition: an ashtray, prestige lighters, and custom-made scissors.

Launch and availability

Only 7’000 of these Davidoff Year of the Sheep 2015 Limited Edition boxes will be available to cigar aficionados at Appointed Merchants in the US, starting in November 15th 2014, and at Depositaires worldwide from December 8th 2014.