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Davidoff Will Debut New Box-Pressed Nicaragua

Davidoff Will Debut New Box-Pressed Nicaragua

Davidoff is adding a line extension to its first-ever brand rolled entirely with Nicaraguan tobaccos, and it will once again mark another first for the famous Dominican cigarmaker.

In late March, Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed will begin shipping to stores, and it marks the first box-pressed cigar to carry the Davidoff brand name. (But not the first to come out of Davidoff's factory in the Dominican Republic, as the new box-pressed Avo is rolled there, too.) According to the company, the new Box Pressed will showcase a tweaked blend that is noticeably more spicy than the original Davidoff Nicaragua, which was released in 2013 and was named Cigar Aficionado's No. 3 cigar of that year.

While Davidoff is not divulging all the details on Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed until February, the company did say that the blend differs from its predecessor in two major facets. Firstly, it will be draped in a Habano Nicaragua Oscuro wrapper (Davidoff Nicaragua is covered in a lighter-hued, Cuban-seed Rosado leaf), and secondly, the blend sports some ligero that was cultivated from Estelí. The filler and binder components, like Davidoff Nicaragua, hail from Jalapa, Condega and the volcanic soil of Ometepe, Nicaragua's major tobacco growing regions.

How the new Box Pressed will be packaged and what it will retail for remains a mystery, but Davidoff did say that it will be releasing the new cigar in two sizes: a 5 inch by 48 ring gauge Robusto, and a 6 by 52 Toro. These sizes are smaller both in length and ring gauge than their Davidoff Nicaragua brethren.