If you don’t already know who Daniel Marshall is, here is a snippet from his website:

“Since establishing his first workshop in 1983, Daniel Marshall has created and private labeled for prestigious luxury gift houses as Alfred Dunhill, S.T. Dupont, Fred Joaillier, Harrod’s, Garrard’s of London to name a few, as well as serving the gift and personal demands of private clients that include four royal families, entertainment executives, captains of industry, well-known performers and many special individuals who value his artistry in wood.

From the beginning, it has been Mr. Marshall’s dream and challenge to create beautiful objects. He is continually driven to pursue this never ending quest for perfection. As a result of this passion, he has discovered secret techniques needed to create some of the worlds most prized cigar humidors, stunning desk sets, exquisite clocks and treasured jewelry cases.” (source)

Wait, that does a good job of telling us what Daniel Marshall does, but who is he really? I spent a couple of days with Daniel Marshall in Las Vegas and what I learned about Mr. Marshall as a person only enhanced my respect for  him.

For someone who has contributed so much to the cigar community, it is refreshing to find him so humble, generous and still working on his craft. I was introduced to his cigars and humidors by Jonathan Fiant at The Marque; an elite private club in Houston, TX.

My first Daniel Marshall cigar was the coveted “Golden Torpedo”(pictured below). This is a cigar priced at $200 per stick. It is a Nicaraguan puro wrapped in flawless 24k gold leaf.

Visually it is one of the most beautiful cigars you have ever seen and it makes a relentless statement of exuberance and privilege when you smoke one. After meeting Daniel in Las Vegas thanks to Doug Cramer, his National Sales Director, I was turned on to his full line of cigars. Beyond the Golden Torpedo, he offers the DM2. This is a cigar made in partnership with Manuel Quesada and if you appreciate complexity in cigars, this will be a homerun for you. The Churchill in this line and the Red Label Torpedo are by far my favorite vitola’s in his non-gold laced lines.

You combine these fine cigars with some of the most revered humidors on Earth and what you have is a line up suitable for royalty, heads of states and anyone else who demands perfection.

Yet with such an elite pedigree literally built with his bare hands, it was good to see Daniel mixing & mingling with fans of his work at the Tobacco Leaf in Las Vegas.

He raffled off cigars, t-shirts, humidors and his famed Golden Torpedo.

With Daniel Marshall was his Brand Ambassador Tony Atlas who visited Houston while he was the king of the World Wrestling Federation.  He kicked some serious ass back then and still has the bravado of a world champion. It was good to smoke a few with both of them and what I am hoping is we see more of Daniel and Tony in Houston.

Until then, ask for the DM2 at your favorite cigar shop and let us know what you think!

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