Quesada Cigars has begun shipping the two lines that were the focal point of their offerings at the 2019 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, the Quesada 1974 and the 2019 installment of the Oktoberfest line. The company made the announcement via Instagram on Tuesday:

The Quesada 1974 is a brand new line that honors the year that the Quesada family began its cigar manufacturing after previously working as leaf brokers. It has been available in Spain for most of 2019, selling between €6.20-7.50, but it is now ready for its stateside release. It uses an Ecuador-grown Cameroon wrapper over a Dominican binder and a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos in the filler. It is available in four sizes:

  • Quesada 1974 Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.95 (Box of 10, $ 99.50; Box of 20, $199)
  • Quesada 1974 Short Robusto (4 x 50) — $8.50 (Box of 10, $ 85; Box of 20, $170)
  • Quesada 1974 Corona (6 x 43) — $8.50 (Box of 10, $ 85; Box of 20, $170)
  • Quesada 1974 Lancero (7 x 38) —$8.95 (Box of 10, $ 89.50; Box of 20, $179)

The Oktoberfest was first released in 2009 but has not been seen since 2017. The line, which pays tribute to the Oktoberfest beers that start appearing at this time of year, has been offered in nearly 20 vitolas, mostly Dominican puros but also releasing in a Nicaraguan puro blend made by Plasencia. This year’s version is a Dominican puro that is offered in five vitolas:

As with the rest of the line is specifically blended to be paired with Märzen-style beer, a German ale that is traditionally served during the Oktoberfest holiday.

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