A new Regional Edition Cuban cigar is heading to Lebanon and it will come in 50-count cabinets. The Quai d’Orsay Baalbeck is named after the Eastern Lebanese city and represents the first time that a Quai d’Orsay has ever been presented in a 50-count format.
Measuring 5 1/2 inches by 54 ring gauge, the hefty size is referred to as a Duke in Cuban cigar factories. Dukes have been pretty popular lately. The Regional Edition Saint Luis Rey Herfing made for the Middle East was recently released in a Duke size, as was the Regional Edition Punch Duke for Mexico. The Bolivar Soberano Edicíon Limitada 2018, which debuted in November, is a Duke as well. The most common Duke size is the Partgás Serie E No. 2, a regular-production Cuban cigar that’s been in circulation since 2011.