Episode 344 Davidoff Year of the Snake

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DESCRIPTION: Concurrent with the Chinese Year of the Snake, Davidoff is launching the new 2013 “Year of the Snake” Edition cigars with exclusive limited-edition accessories. The Davidoff cigar brand is synonymous with luxury and therefore the “Year of the Snake” cigar is not just an unusual name given a limited edition cigar line, but also represents the quintessential quality and style of Davidoff.

Davidoff Year of the Snake box

The tobacco for this stylish cigar starts with a filler blend of Dominican Piloto Cubano, Dominican San Vicente and Dominican Yamasá Hybrid 192. This blend is wrapped in a Dominican San Vicente Seco binder for good burning and aromatic characteristics. And the crowing achievement is an Ecuadorian Hybrid 702 Sun Grown wrapper, which is the same leaf that crowned one of my all time favorite Davidoff limited edition cigars, the 2009 Seleccion 702.

The octagonal, red lacquered wooden box sports a velvet lid liner and contains eight cigars. This week’s featured cigar is the 7-inch by 48 ring gauge Year of the Snake Churchill.

Davidoff Year of the Snake Churchill

FEATURED LIBATION: Gin Buck
The Gin Buck is a traditional cocktail that was originally made with gin and authentic ginger ale. I will be making mine in the traditional way with gin, ginger beer and limejuice, over ice cubes.

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Room 101 Connecticut Corona
I first featured the Room 101 Connecticut in Episode 288 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Sunday, September 25, 2011. These cigars have now been resting in my humidor for 1 year, 3 months and 21 days and I pulled out my last sample this past week for this postscript review.

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