There’s been more than a half dozen Casa Magna lines over the years, but there’s never been a Casa Magna with a Connecticut shade wrapper. That will change next month when Quesada Cigars shows off the newest Casa Magna.

The Casa Magna Connecticut uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. Like the Casa Magna Liga F, a new Casa Magna line that debuted last year, the Casa Magna Connecticut will be made at Quesada’s Tabacos de Exportación factory in the Dominican Republic. The original Casa Magna Oscuro and many subsequent lines were made at Plasencia Cigars S.A. in Nicaragua.

It will be offered in the American market in three regular production sizes:

  • Casa Magna Connecticut Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.40 (Box of 20, $188)
  • Casa Magna Connecticut Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $9.70 (Box of 20, $194)
  • Casa Magna Connecticut Toro Gordo (6 x 56) — $9.90 (Box of 20, $198)

“I have always enjoyed Connecticut wrapper, and of late, the Ecuadorian Connecticut blends very well with our way of making cigars,” said Manuel “Manolo” Quesada Jr., president of Quesada Cigars, in a press release. “The Casa Magna Connecticut, however, was blended in the Casa Magna style; robust, intense, and capable of involving the totality of the palate to fully enjoy the smoking of the cigar.”

The cigar will debut at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which takes place July 9-12 in Las Vegas. Quesada expects to begin shipping the cigars to stores in early September.

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