Davidoff pays tribute to Winston Churchill’s sayings With new Cigar
DAVIDOFF HAS ANNOUNCED ‘The Raconteur’, a new, limited-edition Gran Toro cigar. Inspired by the world’s most iconic cigar aficionado, Sir Winston Churchill, and named after an aspect of his personality as a master wordsmith, the cigar celebrates some of his most renowned and memorable sayings.
The Raconteur explores Sir Winston’s exquisitely crafted words and stimulating conversation. Lines such as, “There is no such thing as a good tax,” and, “I am easily satisfied with the very best,” not only give us instant insight into the man’s mind, but are guaranteed to delight and amuse aficionados of premium cigars.
The Raconteur is a complex Gran Toro cigar that harmonises the tobaccos of Nicaragua, Mexico, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. According to Davidoff, it offers a shiny and oily habano Ecuador wrapper. And in terms of flavour, nutty notes give way to an instant creaminess that imbues the cigar until the very end. The intense, complex aroma, the roasted notes and hints of pepper, oakwood and leather echo the other Winston Churchill cigars, but this cigar has more intensity of flavour.
The concentration of flavour and aroma lasts the whole way through thanks to the 56 ring gauge and the Piloto Visus. Davidoff promises a complex character driven by the unique 15-year-old San Vicente Ligero tobacco blended with spicy Nicaraguan Estelí and sweet/aromatic Nicaraguan Condega tobaccos.
On the second ring, each cigar carries one of Sir Winston’s quotes that have stood the test of time.
Randolph Churchill, Sir Winston’s greatgrandson, said: “With all of my great grandfather’s achievements, it was his ability to be