Davidoff Signature No. 1 Limited Edition


The Davidoff Signature No. 1 Limited Edition cigar is best paired with a whiskey-based cocktail.

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Davidoff’s brand history is rich in exceptional cigar innovations and iconic achievements. Amongst these past innovations, this Panetela Larga with a pigtail, was groundbreaking and caused quite a stir in the cigar world with its excellence in craftsmanship, and its uniqueness. To many aficionados, the cigars from that period are legendary creations they reminisce about.

The Signature No.1 is a format and blend that has been lovingly recrafted by rollers half a century later. The construction is, as it always was, immaculate from start to finish. The flavors are as subtle and enchanting as ever. Smoking Time: 35-45 Minutes. Size: Panatela Larga 39 x 7 1/2 .

Tasting Notes

1/3 – At the start of the Panetela Larga, the palate is introduced to a complex mix of flavors, where an elegant note of barley dominates and is soon joined by toasted wheat and oak wood. Additional subtle aromas of white pepper round off the first third.

2/3 – The sophisticated taste journey continues with a pleasant creaminess accompanied by complex notes of brown sugar and floral spice.

3/3 – A complex elegance refines the layers of this masterpiece. The final third presents notes of cedar wood, dried fruit and black pepper, manifesting an exquisite and cultivated taste journey.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador – Connecticut
  • Binder: Ecuador – Hybrid 151 Seco
  • Filler: Dominican Republic – Piloto Seco / San Vicente Seco / Hybrid 192 Seco
  • Strength: 2 out of 5

About Davidoff Cigars

Davidoff is a Swiss premium brand of cigars, cigarettes and smoker’s accessories. The Davidoff cigarette brand has been owned by Imperial Brands after purchasing it in 2006. The non-cigarette portion of the Davidoff tobacco brand is owned by Oettinger Davidoff AG, which is based in Basel, Switzerland.

Oettinger Davidoff AG manufactures cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobaccos and smoker’s accessories under the brands Davidoff, Camacho and Zino Platinum. The cigars are produced in the Dominican Republic and Honduras, and tobacco is sourced from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Honduras and the United States of America.

The brand name Davidoff originates from the surname of its Switzerland-Jewish-born founder, Zino Davidoff (born Sussele-Meier Davidoff; 1906, Novhorod-Siverskyi – 1994, Geneva), who ran a tobacco specialist shop in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1926 to 1994. He was known as the “King of Cigars”.

After the Second World War, Zino Davidoff decided to acquire a licence to produce his own series of cigars. As he had discerning international customers, he named the various formats of this “Château” cigar series after famous Bordeaux vineyard estates. The first in the series was the “Château Latour” in 1946.

In 1967, Zino Davidoff was approached by Cubatabaco, Cuba’s state tobacco monopoly, about creating a line of cigars carrying the “Davidoff” name. The cigars were rolled in the newly established El Laguito factory in Havana, which had been established to roll Cuban President Fidel Castro’s own personal cigars, named Cohíba.

In 1968, the first cigars carrying the name “Davidoff” were released. The first formats were the No. 1, the No. 2 and the Ambassadrice. In 1970, Oettinger AG, located in Basel, Switzerland, acquired the rights to the Davidoff trademark.

In 1971, the Davidoff “Mini Cigarillos” (short fillers made of 100% tobacco) and, in 1972, the first Davidoff pipe tobaccos were released. As of 1975, the cigars of the Château series were delivered in cabinets bearing the Davidoff logo.

In 1976, the “Mille Series” and, in 1977, the “Dom Pérignon” cigar, named after the champagne, were released. In 1986, a limited release of “Anniversario” cigars were produced, to celebrate Zino Davidoff’s 80th birthday.

The Zino Davidoff Group was spun out of Davidoff in 1980 to exclusively market non-tobacco luxury goods such as watches, leather goods, pens, fragrances, eyewear, coffee, and cognac. Public health researchers have suggested that this was in order to engage in trademark diversification (also known as “brand stretching”) to promote the tobacco products, because it allows for advertising the brand in the face of restrictions on the direct promotion of tobacco products.

After numerous disputes over quality and ownership rights, Zino Davidoff and Cubatabaco decided to end their relationship. Leading up to this, in August 1989, Zino had publicly burned over one hundred thousand cigars that he had deemed of low quality and unfit to sell. All Davidoff products produced in Cuba were officially discontinued in 1991. An agreement was signed that no more Davidoff cigars from Cuba would be sold.

In 1990, after discontinuing Cuban-made products, Davidoff started to produce cigars in the Dominican Republic. After numerous test runs, Zino Davidoff found a partner in the local producer “Tabadom”, owned by Hendrik Kelner.

In 1991, the first Dominican-made Davidoff cigars were launched, continuing the product lines and cigar formats of their Cuban predecessors. With the move to the Dominican Republic, the Château series was renamed “Grand Cru”, and the individual formats were numbered instead of carrying the names of vineyard estates.

In 1991, the limited release called “Aniversario” became an ongoing cigar series, called the “Aniversario” series. In 1992, the “Special” cigar series was released, with the format “Special R” as the first product. In 1994, the 87-year-old Zino Davidoff died in Geneva, Switzerland.

Additional information

Weight .019 kg
Dimensions 19 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm


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