BACKGROUND: In 1988, Davidoff of Geneva was established to bring the world’s finest cigars to American soil. To honor this very important milestone, the Master Blenders from Davidoff drew on their stock of extra aged Dominican tobaccos to create what they consider to be a timeless cigar.
Rolled in a stocky Robusto format, the cigar features Davidoff’s own Dominican Yamasá wrapper, which was first unveiled on a regular production cigar with the advent of the Puro d’Oro series. The rest of the blend for the 25th anniversary stick also features tobaccos from the Dominican Republic.
This week’s featured cigar comes in just a single size and it is the 5-inch by 56 ring gauge Robusto Gordo.
FEATURED LIBATION: The MacAllan 21-year scotch
The Macallan estate, called Easter Elchies House, was built in 1700. The estate covers 390 acres, of which some 90 acres are sown in the spring with the Minstrel barley variety to make The Macallan scotch. The Macallan 21-year uses scotch aged in three different barrel-seasoned spirits: American Oak sherry casks, American Oak bourbon casks and Spanish Oak sherry casks.
SPECIAL SEGMENT: Cuban vs. Non-Cuban Cigars
Doc gives his take on the topic of whether cigars are better that come from “The Island” or from the “New World.”
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Avo 25th Anniversary Edition Toro
This review is on the Avo 25th Anniversary Edition Toro. I first featured these cigars in Episode 334 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Saturday, October 13, 2012. They have now been aging for a total of 1 year, 2 months and a day and I pulled out two more samples this past week for this review.