Oktoberfest Spring

January 13, 2015

For the past several years, the Quesada family has been releasing special cigars in the fall to coincide with Oktoberfest.  The idea behind the blend is that the cigars pair very well with the traditional German Oktoberfest beers.  Problem is they often sell out rather quickly.  Another problem is that while the Oktoberfest cigars are fun for Terence Reilly who is a family member and runs the U.S. operation of Quesada and loves him some beer… He is half Irish and that meant the Spring and St. Patty’s Day was unrepresented.  No more.  TJ and the family have come up with a new cigar just in time for St. Patty’s Day called the Quesada Keg.

Quesada Keg

This is the first Quesada cigar to be made outside the family’s factory in the Dominican Republic.  The reason according to Terence:

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.

But through the two factories and families, they were able to find the exact blend they wanted.  The Keg uses a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers and binder.  It will come in a unique Keg of 21 toro (6” x 50) cigars and will retail for under $8.  If you see it, get it fast. This is a very limited cigar – only 250 kegs will be made.


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