Colibri and Daniel Marshall have announced the creation of a new limited edition humidor called the Colibri Quasar that will be launched at the 2014 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show with shipping scheduled to start later this fall.

The Colibri Quasar was inspired by the hobnail pattern on the vintage 1960s Colibri Moletric lighter and gets its name from the mysterious sources of light and energy that emanate from the farthest galaxies of the universe.

“We wanted to produce a humidor that would go beyond the storage box,” said Colibri Marketing & Creative Director, James Miudo via a press release. “One that would be an object of beauty, a sort of dream house for fine cigars. Innovative design has been the cornerstone of our brand since 1928, and today, we’re compelled to build on that legacy. In order to do this right, we also knew that we needed a partner with supreme expertise in the field, an unwavering standard for quality and an appreciation for impeccable design. We were thrilled when Daniel Marshall understood our vision and immediately accepted the challenge.”


“We constructed the exterior from Honduran mahogany and lined the interior with untreated Spanish cedar, which works in concert with our unique construction to enable fine cigars to become ‘alive’,” said Marshall. “To create the multi-dimensional contours of the exterior, we had to manufacture a custom carbide cutter to produce the four-sided pyramid shapes. We then finished the exterior with a matte black lacquer. Careful and thoughful attention goes into each step in our process. From start to finish, each humidor we construct will have passed 175 individual and delicate procedures.”

The 125-count humidor will have its humdification regulated by Daniel Marshall’s self-regulating humidification system, and each unit will come with a unique serial number and a suggested retail price of $1,250.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.