For the second year running, Quesada will release a limited edition cigar in collaboration with the Plasencia family to coincide with St Patrick’s Day. As with their long-running Oktoberfest cigars, the blend is intended to pair with a beer to fit the season—with an Irish Stout being the being the intended target.
The 2016 edition of Quesada Keg features the same blend as the original, with updated packaging and added sizes. Originally only released in a Toro format, Keg will now feature a 6 x 44 Lonsdale (retail $5.95), 6 x 50 Toro – (retail $7.95), and a 6 x 60 Toro Gordo (retail $8.95).
Packaging has been dramatically updated, replacing the colorful, holiday-inspired clovers with a more refined look—borrowing from the Guinness branding. The cigars will again be packaged in keg-shaped jars, which have also been redesigned for the new year.
1,000 kegs of cigars will be released between the 3 sizes (250 jars of 30 Lonsdale – 250 jars of 16 Toro Gordo – 500 jars of 21 Toro), with a total of 22,000 cigars. The cigars are scheduled to hit store shelves in January, 2016.
Quesada Keg 2016 Breakdown
- Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
- Production: Limited edition (1,000 boxes of 21 cigars)
- Vitolas: 6 x 44 Lonsdale | 6 x 50 Toro | 6 x 60 Toro Gordo
- Price: $5.95 – $8.95