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Davidoff Adding Zino Nicaragua Half Corona Pre-Cut Cigar to Line

July 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco



Oettinger Davidoff is excited to present the latest addition to its Zino Nicaragua line: The Zino Nicaragua Half Corona with an innovative pre-cut. With this, Zino, the cigar brand for dynamic, adventurous and always-on-the-go cigar lovers, responds to its aficionados’ needs and lifestyle: The launch underpins the brand claim “Live Life from A to Zino” once again, as the new, pre-cut format can be enjoyed spontaneously – anywhere, anytime.

After the joining of the Gordo in 2022, Oettinger Davidoff now adds the new format to the existing Zino Nicaragua line-up consisting of the Short Torpedo, Robusto, Toro and Gordo cigars.

“The launch of our new pre-cut Half Corona within our Zino Nicaragua line is a logical consequence of changing lifestyles and an increased demand for flexibility and convenience from our aficionados. Our target consumers value spontaneity in their on-the-go lifestyle. The pre-cut allows them to go about their day with the option of enjoying the cigar whenever and wherever they want, as no cutter is required”, explains Edward Simon, CMO at Oettinger Davidoff. “With this launch, we continue to expand into new distribution channels, making Zino Nicaragua widely accessible for aficionados and novices.”

To support the Half Coronas’ purpose of flexibility in enjoyment, the cigars come in a handy tin of five, which enables aficionados to carry them safely when they are on the go.

The balanced Half Corona offers the whole A to Z of flavors of the Zino Nicaragua blend in a brief enjoyment time of 20 minutes. The blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua, Ecuador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic creates a unique taste profile many aficionados have grown to love.

The cigar starts off with pronounced notes of fresh pepper, which are especially present in the retrohale. A long-lasting aftertaste with aromas of cedar wood and coffee concludes the first third. Soon, the pepper notes decrease while flavors of salted nuts, leather and cream increase and complement the overarching balance of the cigar. As the Half Corona comes to its close, the flavors evolve to those of milk coffee, spice and dark chocolate, which create a pleasant aftertaste. The new Zino Nicaragua Half Corona will be available as of 3 August 2023.

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