In terms of approaches, Quesada seemed to take the conservative approach with its new products. There is one new regular production line, one IPCPR exclusive line and the yearly updates to the company’s popular Oktoberfest line.

Quesada Booth IPCPR 2016

Quesada’s booth once again features the round acrylic display case in the center that is amongst my least favorite given how poorly it photographs. It also can lead to an awkward amount of people in the center of the booth trying not to trip over one another, though Quesada isn’t alone in that regards.

Casa Magna Jalapa Claro IPCPR 2016

Casa Magna Jalapa Claro

Add Quesada to the list of companies making trade show exclusive. The Jalapa Claro, billed as the first new Casa Magna in five years, is only available to those who placed orders at the trade show.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Casa Magna Jalapa Claro Toro (6 x 58) — $7.65 (Boxes of 20, $153)
  • Casa Magna Jalapa Claro Box Pressed Toro (6 x 50)
  • Casa Magna Jalapa Claro Robusto (5 1/2 x 54) — $6.65 (Boxes of 20, $133)

Launch Date: Shipping Now

Production: 500 Boxes of Each Size

Fonseca Nicaragua IPCPR 2016

Fonseca Nicaragua

The company is attempting a makeover for Fonseca. It retains a lower price point that is common for the line, but with branding that is radically different.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Fonseca Nicaragua Robusto (5 1/2 x 54) — $5.79 (Boxes of 20, $115.80)
  • Fonseca Nicaragua Toro (6 x 50) — $5.99 (Boxes of 20, $119.80)
  • Fonseca Nicaragua Petite Corona (5 x 52) — $4.95 (Boxes of 20, $99)

Launch Date: Shipping Now

Production: Regular Production

Quesada Oktoberfest 2016 1

Quesada Oktoberfest 2016

There are two new sizes or three if you count Das Boot, which will now be a box-pressed cigar instead of round. In addition, the company will raffle off 100 of those roofed-humidors you see above. Oktoberfest events start soon.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Quesada Oktoberfest Tripe Bock (6 x 56) — $9.50 (Boxes of 24, $228)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: 500 Boxes of 24 Cigars (12,000 Total Cigars)

Quesada Oktoberfest 2016 2

  • Wrapper: Dominican Republic
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Quesada Oktoberfest Kugel (5 x 38/58/44) — $7.50 (Boxes of 10, $75)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: 1,000 Boxes of 10 Cigars (10,000 Total Cigars)


Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.