Quesada Cigars has announced the return of the much-anticipated Quesada Oktoberfest series for 2023, featuring a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. This year marks the third consecutive release where Quesada has employed a blend of a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Dominican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic.
The 2023 series will comprise four distinct sizes: the Bavarian (5 1/2 x 52) priced at $10.80 per cigar, Das Boot (6 x 52) at $11 per cigar, Über (6 x 65) at $11.80 per cigar, and the Salomon Press (6 3/4 x 50/33) at $14 per cigar. The Salomon Press size, returning for the first time since its unique debut in 2014, is distinguished by its double perfecto shape with round tapered ends and an aggressive box-press at the center. The Salomon Press cigars will exclusively be available at events, with Quesada not disclosing the production quantity for this specific size.
Hector Becerra, National Sales Manager added: “This year we will have an additional size. We wanted to make it very special, so we are bringing back our Salomon Press for this 2023 edition, very limited production and exclusively for events. This cigar is unique, collectable, and blends perfectly with this year edition. The Salomon Press size is a patent of ours and a great addition to the Quesada line.”
The other three sizes—Bavarian, Das Boot, and Über—have been consistent offerings in the last three Oktoberfest series released in 2019, 2021, and 2022. The company plans to roll out 500 boxes for each of these sizes.
Manuel “Manolo” Quesada Jr., expressed his excitement about the return of the popular blend. “This will be our third year developing the known Quesada Oktoberfest blend with beautiful Mexican, San Andres wrapper. People have loved this combination, and we really enjoy the pairing with the tobaccos used,” he stated in a recent press release.
The Oktoberfest 2023 series will be unveiled at the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show, scheduled to take place from July 8-11 in Las Vegas. Quesada Cigars intends to begin shipping to retailers in August.