Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021
Hello beautiful weather! Hello backyard! Hello Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 paired with a bottle of Bruery’s Mai Zombie Ale! Let’s do this!
The Good Stuff:
The Winston Churchill line has been a staple in the Davidoff portfolio since 2007. The brand changed names to “Davidoff Winston Churchill” in 2014 and the first Limited Edition Davidoff Winston Churchill was released in 2016 and quickly became one of the most sought after super-premium releases each year it was released (2016, 2019 and 2021). This brings us to the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021. The cigar comes in a single 6 x 52 Toro format featuring an Ecuadorian wrapper over Dominican Hybrid 275 binder and Piloto Ligero, Hybrid 20-20 Seco, San Vicente Mejorado Ligero, San Vicente Viso filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic in addition to Esteli Viso fillers from Nicaragua. The Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 comes packaged in boxes of 10 running $32 per stick with only 4,500 boxes produced. I purchased mine over from our great friends at Cigars International.
- Size: 6 x 52
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian
- Binder: Dominican Hybrid 275
- Filler: Dominican (Piloto Ligero, Hybrid 20-20 Seco, San Vicente Mejorado Ligero, San Vicente Viso) & Nicaragua (Estelí Viso)
- Body: Full
- Strength: Medium/Full
- Price: $32
- Pairing: Bruery Mai Zombie (Olde Ale 16.7% ABV)
The Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 starts off with an incredibly consistent, milky brown wrapper. The wrapper’s texture is very toothy and gritty with a good amount of oils as it’s laid seamlessly over itself. Its crazy how, just, flawless this cigar looks. The wrapper itself is very dense and hard while the cigar as a whole is very tightly packed and heavy as hell. The cigar showcases some light veining as the beautiful body leads up to the cigar’s round, double-wrapped cap. The cigar is polished off with the elegant white and gold Winston Churchill band we all love as well as an additional gray and gold secondary band with the words “Limited Edition 2021” embossed across the front.
The wrapper on the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 gives off a whole mess of almond and mossy aromas while the foot of the cigar carries much more spice and natural tobacco aromas. The cap cut clean and easily using my Xikar XO double bladed cutter. The cold draw produces a ton of mossy, oaky notes over some very sharp spice and natural tobacco flavors.
The Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 starts out with a whole mess of deep oak, moss, almond, and spice over a great earthiness, light citrus and vanilla. The draw is impeccable as each, tiny, little puff kicks out massive clouds of thick, white smoke which might as well live here as they take so long to dissipate while the cigar itself releases only slight amounts of stationary smoke. The burnline is dead even and razor thin leaving behind a trail of tightly compacted dark gray ash which held on for an inch before falling into my lap. Thanks wind!
Into the second third of the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 and the flavors are mostly the same, and I hope that is the trend. The full-bodied profile leads with a whole mess of moss, oak, almond and spice still over more vanilla, almond and citrus while a light floral mixture has began to show face. The retrohale is VERY sharp and really brings the spice to the forefront of the profile. The cigar is still burning like a dream and I close out the second third with only a very minor nicotine kick.
Into the final third of the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 and the flavors, while still in the full-bodied arena, have started to balance and out a bit. The profile is now composed of a creamy mixture of oak, almond, and vanilla over lighter notes of spice, citrus, and earthiness. It took almost two hours to take this cigar down to the nub, and I didn’t baby it. It just burned very slow no matter how often I hit it. I close out the cigar with a decent nicotine kick and already craving another.
When Davidoff hits it out of the park, its all the way out of the park and the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 landed in a different time zone. The big, bold and unique flavors kept me on my toes from start to finish. The construction is flawless, and this cigar is astonishingly still available. The price tag probably has a lot to do with it, and is my only gripe here. But you get what you pay for and in this case, you get a hell of an experience.
Bruery’s Mai Zombie is a big ass Rum Barrel Aged Ale with lime, grapefruit, orange flower water and spices. Coming in at 16.7% ABV this beer leads with a really juice forward mixture of cherry, grapefruit, caramel, and a dash of lime with a whole mess of almond on the aftertaste. This is a beautiful summer beer that packs a hell of a punch, pun intended. The beer really meshed well with some of the light citrus, vanilla, and almond flavors in the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021.