By Charlie Minato (Twitter) @charlieminato
November 1, 2018
This is the eighth consecutive year Davidoff has released a limited edition cigar based on the Chinese zodiac calendar, though the first year was not a global release. Since 2013, the company has celebrated the upcoming Chinese new year by releasing a cigar in November, always with the red and gold color scheme that is popular in China.
The Year of the Pig is a 6 x 56 toro gordo that uses an Ecuadorian habano 2000 wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binder and five fillers. From the Dominican Republic, there are hybrid olor/piloto visos, piloto secos and piloto visos; while the other two fillers are from Nicaragua: Condega seco and Estelí ligero.