March 11, 2014 — The 5th generation of the Quesada family is proud to announce the upcoming release of five different vitolas this spring in honor of Manuel Quesada’s 40 years of producing premium cigars. Created by Patricia and Raquel Quesada as a tribute to their father, the Quesada 40th combines secos, visos and ligeros of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers with a Dominican binder, and will be draped in a wrapper cultivated in the San Andres Valley in Mexico. Three core line sizes consisting of a 5×52 robusto, 6×54 toro, and 6×65 toro gordo will be accompanied by two limited edition sizes: a 6×49 box pressed toro and a revolutionary new size called a Salomon Press. This exciting new vitola is a salomon that has been box-pressed only in the center, creating a long valley in the middle of the cigar. The shape symbolizes the geography of the fertile Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic, which lies between the mountain ranges of the Cordillera Septentrional and the Cordillera Central on the north and south respectively. The region represents the heart of the Dominican cigar industry. The Salomon Press was previewed at the Quesada factory dinner during Procigar. In addition to these five sizes, there will also be a 6.5 x 46 Corona Clasica of a different blend crafted by Manuel himself which will be available only to a select few retailers.
Quote from Patricia Quesada:
The 40th anniversary cigar celebrates my father’s dedication and passion for the tobacco industry, and a special way to commemorate the consistency in quality that has characterized his cigars year after year. It is an opportunity for us to cherish his achievements, and at the same time look forward to adding more chapters to a story that began many years ago.