By George Manzella
It all started as a boyhood fantasy, an unrelated vision that transformed the son of an avocado farmer into one of the cigar industry’s most iconic figure. The Daniel Marshall brand is a love story of passion, perseverance and gratitude born of a teenage romance, an encouraging grandfather and a spontaneous trip across the globe. What was meant to be a gracious hand-crafted token of gratitude has since become the ultimate symbol of success and celebration over 32 years.
Daniel Marshall humidors have become the most sought-after and most renowned humidors in the world. They have graced the homes of countless Hollywood celebrities, US presidents, government dignitaries, fashion designers and many, many more. Daniel Marshall is also the cigar and humidor supplier of England’s Royal Family. He has also created and private labeled for prestigious luxury gift houses like Tiffany & Co., S.T. Dupont, Cartier, Fred Joaillier, Harrod’s, and Garrard’s of London. Daniel Marshall humidors are historic. A collection is on display at the Smithsonian Museum. The DM Treasure Chest received a #1 rating by Cigar Aficionado magazine.
Daniel Marshall also makes one of the finest cigars in the world – the DM Red Label. It is a Nicaraguan Puro that is medium in strength but full of bold flavors. It is a ‘Cubanesque’ cigar that is rich with chocolate and espresso. The cigar is blended by Marshall’s dear friend’s Manuel Quesada of Matasa and Nestor Placencia Sr. and Jr. rolled in Nicaragua.
Marshall believes very strongly in aging cigars. The tobacco he uses is fermented four times and the wrappers on the DM Red Label cigars are of five year old Cuban seed tobacco. But, what is most intriguing about Marshall’s cigars is the aging process of the finished product. He is one of the only cigar makers who ages his cigars in a humidor for a full 12 months prior to release.
Daniel Marshall has created the “ultimate celebration cigar” – the Golden Cigar. It is 2011 Red Label blend wrapped in 24kt gold. This cigar has taken on a life of its own. There have been songs written about it and it has been featured in music videos. Countless Hollywood celebrities and world leaders have celebrated with a DM Golden Torpedo.
From humidors to golden cigars, Daniel Marshall does it all with class and distinction, making him a most interesting man alive. His humidors have stood the test of time and his cigars are first-rate. He has traveled the world, partied with some of the most powerful and most interesting people on earth and his reputation speaks for itself. Daniel Marshall is one of the cigar industry’s most iconic figure’s.