Quesada announced its new St. Patrick’s Day themed project, the Quesada Keg Edition, just before Christmas and they are giving consumers plenty of time to pick one up before March 17.

The company recently began shipping them to retailers, with a handful already listing them for sale. It was originally announced that the cigars would be shipping in March.

In the original press release announcing the cigars, Terence Reilly, general manager of Quesada Cigars said that “being half Irish I have always wanted to work on a project for St. Patricks Day.” He added that with the success with the Oktoberfest line and pairing cigars with beer, he got excited to do something for St. Patrick’s.

The cigars come in a single 6 x 50 toro vitola, with a Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper and a Nicaraguan binder and fillers. Production is being handled by the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua, with only 250 kegs of 21 being produced. MSRP is $7.95 per cigar and $166.95 per keg.

The Quesada Keg Edition is designed to be paired with an Irish stout, much like how the Oktoberfest is made to match up with the Märzen style German beer drank during Oktoberfest.

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