Quesada Cigars has released a new extension to its Casa Magna brand, but don’t expect to see it on store shelves in the United States.

The Casa Magna Dominican was originally created to provide a new taste profile for the Casa Magna brand in the international market, according to Terence Reilly of Quesada Cigars. While the cigar was in production, Quesada was approached by prominent online retailer Cigars International about having an exclusive blend of the Casa Magna line made for them. With the Casa Magna Dominican already in production, the cigar was offered to them along with the exclusive rights to it for the United States, and according to Reilly they loved both the cigar and the terms.

The blend is comprised of a Dominican Corojo wrapper and is made at the Quesada Cigars factory in the Dominican Republic.

Cigars International has already begun selling the cigar, which is available in five sizes: a 6 3/10 x 52 belicoso, 7 x 49 churchill, 6 x 46 corona, 6 x 60 gran toro (gordo) and 5 1/2 x 52 robusto. All are packed in 20 count boxes with the exception of the gran toro, which comes in a ten-count box. Suggested retail prices are in the $6 – $7 range, but are currently available below MSRP.

There is also a Casa Magna Dominican Flight Sampler available which offers three each of the belicoso, churchill, gran toro and robusto vitolas and has an MSRP of $72.45 but can currently be had for $49.95.

On the international side, the cigar is headed primarily to Spain, where Quesada has been developing a significant foothold in the market, partly due to the Quesada Selección España line, which has also been shared with a limited amount of retailers in the United States, including the recently announced Quesada España Ninfa.

Patrick Lagreid

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