The Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2016 consists of a cigar edition limited to 7’000 unique boxes (3,000 in the US), each featuring an exclusive still extracted from Olivia McGilchrist’s video ‘from many sides’. Each box carries 10 perfecto cigars, an exceptional format, which only 10 experienced Davidoff torcedores (cigar rollers) are able to craft.
The beauty of the perfecto format lies in the fact that the aficionado can actually taste the wrapper and binder as both flavours come through exquisitely. The Habano Ecuador wrapper exudes a creamy richness first, before giving way to the spicy, peppery flavour of the Dominican Piloto binder. The essence of Dominican Mejorado filler tobaccos also comes through as the cigar unfolds its complexity and sweetness with flavours of milk coffee and oak wood, ceaselessly delighting the palate of the aficionado. In the second third, a fruity sweetness with a floral hint appears, while the oak wood flavour shifts smoothly to a licorice note.
This cigar is exceptionally well balanced and has a delicious creaminess. Towards the end, the flavours increase in intensity, leaving an unforgettable impression.
Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, strengthens art organizations in the Dominican Republic, and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world.
Olivia McGilchrist is a Jamaican-French visual artist whose works explore themes of translocation and issues of Caribbean cultural identity by juxtaposing parallel realities through photographs, video installations and virtual reality.