Quesada Releases 1974 in Spain, IPCPR 2019 Release Planned

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Quesada will be celebrating the upcoming Procigar Festival with a new cigar celebrating the company’s first year of producing cigars, the Quesada 1974.

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The blend features an Ecuadorian wrapper over a Dominican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. “The combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers makes this blend a medium to full body with rich notes of cedar, pepper and dry fruits,” said Miguel “Miguelin” Núñez, production manager at Quesada Cigars, via a press release.

It is being released in four vitolas:

  • Quesada 1974 Robusto (5 x 50)
  • Quesada 1974 Short Robusto (4 x 50)
  • Quesada 1974 Corona (6 x 43)
  • Quesada 1974 Lancero (7 x 38)

The Lancero vitola will come in 28-count boxes, while the other sizes will be offered in 25-count boxes. It is currently being offered into the Spanish market, priced at €6.20-7.50 ($7-8.50).

A U.S. introduction is planned for the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which begins June 29 in Las Vegas.

The Quesada family began its cigar manufacturing in 1974 after working as leaf brokers. The company calls the cigar “the result of a collective collaboration to establish Quesada as a modern brand, which stands upon the heritage it represents.”

“This project truly embodies, in my opinion, our heritage and history,” said Manuel Quesada, president of Quesada Cigars, via a press release. “A cigar and a presentation that will speak for itself. I hope many of the cigar enthusiasts enjoy it as much as I do,” he added.

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