To inherit the title of Davidoff Royal Release cigar, the journey from seed to cigar takes 10 years. Harvested separately from other crops, and cured in the Royal Barn. Davidoff Head Master Blenders ensures that color, texture, aromas and later burn, are all monitored to ensure the standards demanded of a Royal are met. Bales given the Royal stamp are then left for 8 years of aging so they age to perfection. Throughout this time, they are lavished with ideal temperature, light and humidity needed to create a cigar of such regal elegance. Everything about a Davidoff Royal Release is handpicked, including the hands that roll them.