The History of Davidoff Part 4
In the eyes of Zino Davidoff, his first attempt into cigar manufacturing had been a failure. The quality he demanded on the product that bared his name was apparently too high for the Cuban factory to produce. With the embargo already in affect for almost 30 years at this point, Zino looked to another major cigar nation that had risen from the ashes of the revolution. In the late 1980s, Davidoff began producing several of their cigars in the Dominican Republic, including their now world famous Davidoff White label. From this point on, the history of Davidoff would be forever intertwined with this island, as the company is now seen as the premier Dominican cigar.
Even with already established brands such as Arturo Fuente and Altadis, many now believe that the success of the Dominican cigar industry was due to the production of Davidoff. The company today is a leader in tobacco innovation and has crafted some of the finest smoking accessories you can find. They have drastically expanded their product line which now includes such favorites as the Mille series, the Anniversario, and the Millennium.
Now in the 21st century, Davidoff has again began to reinvent itself and create new products for the ever-changing palate of the consumer. With the creating of the Davidoff Black label, the company has now established a series of fuller bodied cigars, more in line with what modern day smokers enjoy. Their first foray into the stronger cigars resulted in the Davidoff Nicaragua. This cigar was one of the biggest hits of the year and has garnered riveting reviews. That was followed up with this years Davidoff Escurio, the companies first attempt at using Brazilian tobacco. Again, their new innovation has garnered world wide acclaim.
The history of Davidoff seems separate from those of other manufacturers. While Cohiba, Montecristo, and Partagas all began in Cuba and followed similar paths, this world wide sensation began its tale in, of all places, the mountains f Switzerland, where it continues to create the highest quality products for its customers.