Winston Churchill is arguably the most popular icon in the world of cigars. Though there are many other people who have become a symbol for cigars but no one has ever surpassed Churchill in the eyes of many a cigar smoker. So when I heard the news that Winston Churchillâ€™s grandson has launched a new line of high quality cigars, I became more than interested.
Apparently, Winston Churchill the grandson (yup they have the same name) has teamed up with world renowned firm Davidoff to come up with a patented line of cigars. The Times Online UK reports:
The grandson of Winston Churchill, the former prime minister and arguably the worldâ€™s most recognisable smoker, has launched a range of cigars bearing his grandfatherâ€™s name.
The 67-year-old former journalist and Conservative MP, also called Winston Churchill, has spent the past eight years and Â£50,000 gaining exclusive worldwide patents for the range of exclusive cigars.
Manufactured by Davidoff, the luxury goods firm, they bear the names of places that played a significant role in the former prime ministerâ€™s life, including No 10, Chequers, Blenheim and Marrakesh, the Moroccan resort that was his favourite holiday destination.
The Blenheim, named after his birthplace, is the most expensive brand, retailing at $550 (Â£280) for a box of 25.
The cigars are manufactured in the Dominican Republic. The tobacco is grown from Cuban seeds and as such, the raw material is sure to be of only the highest quality. The cigars are now on sale in the United States while the United Kingdom is set to experience these cigars later this year.
Originally posted on August 3, 2008 @ 2:46 am