The August shipment of Quesada’s España A- is heading to the northwest, as Lit Cigar Lounge in Snoqualmie, Wash. has been confirmed as the latest retailer to get the limited release.

As it has done for the past two-plus years, Quesada has added a new size to its España line that is released to just 12 retailers per year, with each one getting the same amount of boxes. This year, the A- was added as the 11th vitola in the line an 8 1/2 x 48 parejo that gets its name from being just a bit shorter than the standard A vitola, which measures 9 1/4 x 47. For this release, each retailer gets 10 boxes, each containing 10 cigars.

Quesada Espana A

Josh Weltmer, manager of Lit Cigar Lounge, told halfwheel that he expects to have the cigars on sale Sept. 1, and will be limiting them to in-store sales only. Each cigar comes with an MSRP of $9.99 before taxes.

Just For Him of Springfield, Mo. received the January shipment, the February boxes went to Up Down Cigar in Chicago while Smoke Inn of South Florida received the March boxes. The April boxes were sent to STOGIES World Class Cigars of Houston, Union Cigar Co. of Monroe, N.C. received June’s allotment and Michael’s Tobacco of Euless, Texas got the July release.

Lit Cigar Lounge is located inside the Snoqualmie Casino.

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