Davidoff Cigars has released a limited-edition cigar line and accompanying accessories to mark the Chinese Year of the Dog.

The Gran Churchill cigar has a brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Its binder is San Vincente Seco from the Dominican Republic and the filler is a combination of San Vincento Ligero, Piloto Visis (Dominican Republic) and Esteli Seco (Nicaragua).

Bark and bite: Davidoff’s limited-edition Gran Churchill marks the Chinese Year of the Dog

Inspired by the Year of the Snake blend, the taste profile includes peppery, wooden and nutty flavours and notes of caramel. Nicaraguan Esteli Seco tobacco in the filter offers a spicy twist, Davidoff said.

The Year of the Dog accessories include a Travel Humidor, with a removable tray to hold eight cigars, and a stainless steel Duocut Double Blade Punch Cutter on a leather key holder.

The line will be available in the duty free channel from January 2018.