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Davidoff Yamasá, a story of a fine cigar breaking new grounds – quite literally.

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Oettinger Davidoff keeps delighting us with exciting news. And this one is especially big, given that it was 20 years in the making. Davidoff is seeing the fruits of the labor of trying to grow tobacco in the fields of Yamasá, a town in the outskirts of Santo Domingo which just harvested its first tobacco: Davidoff Yamasá!

The new Davidoff Yamasá series combines tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic with a wrapper and binder from the Yamasá region.

Davidoff has always been committed to the Dominican Republic since the company left Cuba to come here in 1989. Davidoff has significantly contributed to positioning the country as the world’s leading tobacco producer. While the company is familiar with the fertile grounds around Santiago, the harsh swamplike land of Yamasá was an entirely new territory for Davidoff and for tobacco in general!

Yamasa Landscape Davidoff Yamasá Cigar

It is all started with a dream! Master Blender Henke Kelner’s dream. Being true to the spirit of Davidoff’s creator visionary, pioneer explorer and discoverer Zino Davidoff, Henke is always on an endless pursuit to bring new flavors and experiences to the consumer. And his pursuit to work in an undiscovered region was successful! The cigar has a deep and complex body that slowly reveals itself through an array of beautiful flavors: nuts and spices, coffee, cedar wood and notes of black pepper. With mix of sweetness and spiciness Davidoff Yamasá will definitely will arouse your taste buds.

Hans Kristian Hoesjsgaard Davidoff Yamasa Cigar

During Davidoff’s Tour Gastronomique we had a chance to sit down with Oettinger Davidoff’s CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard who expressed company’s commitment to Dominican Republic and innovation — “The whole skill set, maturity of the people and local knowledge became even more important even in cigar industry and why we are motivated to continue investing. We are also innovating here – we are the first company to grow tobacco in a new part of the country, Yamasa. It took us nine years to succeed, and we are proud of this achievement.” Read full interview HERE!

For last 9 years Henke Kelner and his team of experts relentlessly nurtured and cultivated the Yamasá soil – a soil that was reluctant to change. Because the soil contained too much sand and loam, every plant needed to be tended to individually adding nitrate and calcium by hand.

The new Davidoff Yamasá cigar range will be available to cigar aficionados at selected Appointed Merchants in the US in late July, and at Depositaries/Davidoff Flagship Stores worldwide.

Yamasa Variety Davidoff Yamasá Cigar

Davidoff Yamasá is coming in four formats Torro 52 X 6″; Piramides 52 X 6″; Robusto 50 X 5″; Petit Chirchil 50 X 4″


davidofflogoThe life of Davidoff Cigars is the life of Zino Davidoff. His brilliant savoir vivre infused all aspects of cigar craftsmanship and enjoyment. A visionary in all regards, Zino was a man who ensured time, like each of his cigars, was always beautifully filled.

Each and every one of our cigars has their own unique flavor. Complex aromas mix with heady scents. Some are subtle and delicate while others flood your mouth with rich, dark, creamy aftertastes.

The filler and binder of our cigars are predominantly crafted with our finest quality Dominican tobacco, grown on plantations owned by Davidoff. Our cigars are wrapped in the finest Ecuadorian leaf or rich, oily Dominican Yamasá™ leaf. Every stage of the cigar-making process – from crop to shop – is controlled by us. No one outside the Davidoff family touches your cigar before you do. It’s a simple way of ensuring you enjoy the unparalleled quality of Davidoff, time after time after time.



The centerpiece of the Davidoff Art Initiative is the Davidoff Art Residency.

Davidoff Art Initiative logoEach year, the Davidoff Art Residency offers residency positions for Caribbean artists who participate in five artist-residency programs worldwide, as well as for approximately five artists from outside the Caribbean region who spend three months in the Dominican Republic. A limited number of positions are also reserved for curators and writers working on projects of relevance to Caribbean art.

Artist residency programs help working artists develop their skills, make connections within global networks, earn exposure for their work, and share their expertise with others. In offering emerging and mid-career artists an opportunity to spend an extended period of time working in a different social and creative environment from their own, the Davidoff Art Residency serves as a conduit for professional mobility, cultural immersion, and creative exchange.

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