Glenfiddich 21 and whisky glassesSome might call it a triple threat!

The combination of Sir Winston Churchill, cigars and fine whisky. But that’s exactly what you’ll get with the new Davidoff The Late Hour series.

It celebrates the work of this great man who got his best work done in the late hours of the day. Whether that work / thought be on the roof of the cabinet war rooms during the blitz overlooking ravaged London, or with Roosevelt trying to save the world.

Below I’ll be covering both the cigars and the whisky glasses. Furthermore, I also had the fortune to see the accompanying humidors in person on a recent trip to Las Vegas and they were stunning! So I’ll give them a mention too.

The Late Hour Items

Lit Cigar On Davidoff Whisky Glass

Along with the three cigar sizes, Davidoff launched a number of other related items:

  1. Cigars
    1. Churchill – 48 x 7″
    2. Toro – 54 x 6″
    3. Robusto – 52 x 5″
  2. Whisky Glasses
  3. Ashtrays
  4. Humidors

Winston Churchill Davidoff Cigars and Glasses

The Late Hour Cigar Review

I’m usually a fan of the wider gauge cigar, but when in Rome do as the Romans. In this case that meant going with the traditional Churchill size.

Three_Later_Hour_Davididoff_Cigar_Sizes

See Official “The Late Hour” Cigar Page At Davidoff.

This is a premium cigar coming in just north of $20 per stick. At this price point one should expect high quality in both the consistency of the smoke and overall cigar constitutions.

In addition to being from a premium brand, the cigar also has the title of the first one to have its tobacco leaves aged in Scotch whisky barrels for six months before being rolled. Being somewhat of a whisky fan I was especially excited to see how this would impact the flavor profile, and further how it would pair / possibly enhance having it along with a dram of good stuff itself.

Trevor Guilday (Bespoke Unit’s travel editor) and I sat down with the cigar in one hand, and dram in the other to talk shop and enjoy what we hoped would be a premium experience all round.

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Paul Anthony Holding Davidoff Churchill Cigar

I was not disappointed by the initial aroma of The Late Hour cigar, along with the impression of its construction. I’d expect nothing less from a brand like Davidoff.

There was a slight hint of whisky aromas, with tobacco (obviously) but also other great whisky notes such as woody oaks, leather and toffee.

Davidoff Cigars in 48 x 7 inch gague

The initial impression of the cigar was of one that was very smooth….

Two Friends With Cigars and Whisky

As the middle third of the smoke arrived, the flavors mellowed even more to rich notes of chocolate and coffee.

Even towards the end I got no “burn” or overly smokey profile.

For me personally, not being a regular cigar smoker this is at the top of my list and shall be at the top of my go to choices when the next occasion should occur for a celebration!

Davidoff The Late Hour Whisky Glasses

Winston Churchill Embossed Whisky Glasses

To enhance the experience a touch further, I also bought two of the accompanying whisky glasses ($95 for the pair).

They had three great features:

  1. Great weight
  2. Nicely etched Winston Churchill silhouette on the base
  3. Double notch on the side of the glass to accommodate the cigar itself. I found this most enjoyable at the beginning of the experience… (before the cigar got too short)

Davidoff Whisky Glasses Packaging

The quality of the glasses is spot on considering the relatively high price point.

Etched Glass Silhouette of Winston Churchill

Staring down at Churchill as you put the world to rights with a friend, or even just contemplate your own thoughts is inspirational.

View of Bottom Of Davidoff Late hour Glass

The glasses and cigars make a perfect pair.

Davidoff The Late Hour Cigar and Whisky Glass

Winston Churchill The “London” Primos Humidor

Although I do not own the humidor, I wanted to mention it for its stunning looks.

Winston Churchill Davidoff Humidor

Further as it’s made by S.T. Dupoint, the quality is second to none.

Inside of Davidoff The Late Hour Humidor

There are two sizes coming in at $1,559 (smaller one seen above) and $2,050 respectively, but if you have the excess cash and place in your office I’d say it’s well worth the investment.

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Final Thoughts

Overall I was very impressed with the cigar first and foremost.

But beyond that I was impressed in the other accompanying accessories that Davidoff pared with this release in the physical products and even videos from Churchill’s great grandson “Randolph Churchill” on their website.

If you’re looking for a great new cigar to smoke that has a fun romantic story, as well as a place in history, look no further…

Whisky bottle alongside Davidoff glasses

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Cigar
Reviewed by Paul Anthony, on .
"Being relatively new to cigars I found this to be a great entry level set! Perfect for those interested in cigars, whisky and the history of Winston Churchill."
Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★

About the Author:

Paul Anthony is the founder and creative director at Bespoke Unit. He has had a life long affair with design, watches, fragrance and clothing. Originally from England, he now lives in the USA splitting time between NYC & Philly. Favoring "British Style", but has an overall eclectic taste.

4 Comments

  1. Jimmy October 8, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Sounds like a great smoke. I’ll have to get one to see for myself.

    • Paul Anthony October 8, 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Thanks Jimmy!

      I personally really enjoyed it, for sure going to buy again.

      – Paul

  2. Sean October 11, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Do you know where you can buy this cigar?

    • Paul Anthony October 11, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

      I bought mine from the Ashton store in Philadelphia. Also while in Vegas they were at the Davidoff store, as I’d assume they would be in all of their outlets.

      I’ve also seen them on some of the main online retailers.

      Yours,

      – Paul

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