As was announced in mid-December, Quesada is once again releasing a special size of its España line to 12 retailers around the country this year, one per month which each store getting a single 100-count box.
That first box has arrived at Just For Him in Springfield, Mo., the same store that received the first box of the España Lancero and Ninfa, the previous two years’ releases. While Quesada went with randomly selected stores in 2013, they changed to picking from its top accounts in 2014 and will do the same in 2015. Just For Him’s owners, Christian and Jessica Hutson, are cited as being a key influencer in getting the España into U.S. humidors after originally being designated for sale only in Spain. Quesada also made Just For Him a special size of the España for its 25th anniversary last year.
The petit belicoso measures 4 1/2 x 40 and has a single stick MSRP of $7.50 before taxes. The cigars shipped to the store on Jan. 5 and as of today a limited amount are still available.