Following the successful Oktoberfest, Quesada announced today that they will be releasing a cigar to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The cigar however won’t be made at the Quesada factory in the Dominican Republic, instead it will be a collaboration with the Plasencia Family at one of their factories in Nicaragua.
The cigar which comes in a keg with twenty-one toros measuring 6 x 50 is draped in a dark Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper over binder and fillers from Nicaragua. The cigar is described as rich in body with notes of coffee and dark chocolate, the Quesada Keg Edition is the perfect complement to the roasted malt flavor of a an Irish stout.
According to Terence Reilly of Quesada Cigars, “Being half Irish I have always wanted to work on a project for St. Patrick’s day. Success with our Oktoberfest brand pairing cigars with beer got me excited to do something for St. Patrick’s. Initially, we couldn’t find the right blend in the Dominican to match the tasting notes of the more popular Irish stouts as we had done with marzen beers for Oktoberfest so we turned to our friends the Plasencias in Nicaragua. There, we found the blend we were looking for. It’s been a fun project to celebrate a fun day.”
While the two families have worked on brands in the past, this is the first time a Placencia produced cigar will carry the Quesada name.
The Quesada Keg Edition to 250 kegs and the cigar will retail for $7.95 and is due out time for the holiday.