This year, Fine Ash Cigars in Avondale, Ariz. will be getting a new barber pole version of the Quesada Reserva Privada, released in a 5 3/4 x 48 corona gorda vitola.
Sam Lopez, owner of Fine Ash Cigars, told halfwheel that a release date has not yet been set, but said he expects it to be available later this year. A limited amount will be made available to members of the store’s cigar club in June, cigars that have been aging for just about a year.
The core of this new cigar is the same as the rest of the Quesada Reserva Privada line, with a Dominican criollo binder that comes from the 1997 crop, and filler tobaccos from the San Vicente region of the Dominican Republic and ligero from Pennsylvania. As for the barber pole wrapper, it uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf and a Dominican criollo 98 oscuro leaf.
Lopez notes that the cigars will be priced at $12.95 each.
This is the second Quesada Reserva Privada to head to Fine Ash Cigars as an exclusive size; in April 2016 the store celebrated its fifth anniversary with a 6 1/2 x 46 corona gorda.
Photo courtesy of Sam Lopez/Fine Ash Cigars.