Quesada Cigars is ushering in the new year with a new brand.
Oro Dominicana will debut this month in two versions—Connecticut and Maduro—both sporting tobaccos grown by the Quesada family in the Dominican Republic. The company says that all the Dominican tobacco in the blend has been aged for five years. Blended by owner Manuel Quesada, the cigars were rolled at the Quesada Cigars factory in Licey, Dominican Republic.
Oro Dominicana Connecticut consists of a Dominican binder with a filler mix of tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, covered by an Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper. It will be packed in 21-count boxes and come in four sizes: a 5 inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto; 6 by 54 Toro; 6 by 54 Torpedo; and a 7 by 54 Churchill. The line will carry suggested retail prices from $6.90 to $7.95, before taxes.
Oro Dominicana Maduro features an all-Dominican binder and filler draped in a dark Broadleaf wrapper grown in Connecticut. Like the Connecticut, the Maduro version will come in boxes of 21, although, the sizes are much larger: a 5 by 60 Robusto Grande; 6 by 54 Toro; 6 by 65 Gordo; and 7 by 70 Gigante. The Maduro line will retail between $7.75 to $8.90.
Terence Reilly of Quesada Cigars says that the company expects to begin shipping the new brand this month.