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Kaplowitz Media Cigar News Weekly Report: Davidoff Year of the Dragon, Kafie 1901 Anniversary Sampler, Altadis USA Price Hike, & Richard Overton Dead at 112

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Back in the days-gone-by tail-end of 2011, Davidoff released its Year of the Dragon blend under the Cuvee Selection 2012 umbrella.  Now (12/27) the blend will reincarnate under the Vault Series. Twixt '11 & now, select retailers have carried this in a scarce fashion.

The Davidoff Cuvee Selection 2012 Year of the Dragon features an Ecuadorian Habano top-leaf over-top a ditto binder and DR (San Vicente Seco, San Vicente Volado, Olor Seco) innards. This in the singular format of a 652 Toro. Pricey -- very pricey -- bundles of 10 will be small-batch produced at the Cigars Davidoff Dominican facility.


As of this year, it's been five a' them since Kafie 1901 Cigars was birthed. Now, or days/weeks (1/10, precisely) from now, the co. celebrates its own self via a sampler of blends rolled at its own factory -- the still new car-smelling Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia in fab-u-lous Honduras.

This sampler is set to feature (alphabetically):
  • Don Fernando Maduro Kafie 
  • 1901 Connecticut Kafie 
  • 1901 Sumatra Kafie 
  • 1901 San Andres San Jeronimo 
  • Connecticut San Jeronimo 
  • Habano Natural San Jeronimo 
  • Habano Maduro 
Each offering will be offered in a 652 Toro iteration.


Happy New Year! Altadis USA will be upping its prices across at least the majority of its portfolio! The slight smattering of brands sans hike are (alphabetically):
  • Aging Room  
  • Casa de Garcia  
  • Don Mateo bundles
  • Honduran bundles 
  • Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut 
  • Montecristo Epic Craft Cured 
  • Onyx

Richard Overton
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May his memory be for a blessing.

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