Quesada Cigars has posted information on a follow-up to its Quesada Seleccion España. This cigar is a variation of the original Seleccion España and is called the Quesada España Jalapa. The big difference is a change in wrapper. The cigar is expected to be launched at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show.
The new Quesada España Jalapa uses a Nicaraguan wrapper from Jalapa – replacing the Ecuadorian-grown Arapiraca wrapper on the Seleccion España.
The original Quesada Seleccion España was a cigar targeted for Spain, but soon received great demand from U.S. retailers who had sampled the cigar at the 2011 ProCigar festival. The S.A.G. Imports web-site indicates the new Jalapa release is targeted for the United States.
As mentioned the Quesada España Jalapa is similar to the Quesada Seleccion España, but with a different wrapper. The binder and filler are similar in each of the blends.
Wrapper: Jalapa (Nicaraguan)
Filler: Dominican, Connecticut Broadleaf, Nicaraguan
The Quesada España Jalapa has a different set of frontmarks than the Quesada Seleccion España. Since the Seleccion España was geared for Spain the vitolas were a smaller size as that is the demand in that market. The frontmarks for the España Jalapa reflect the growing demand for larger ring gauges in the United States. The cigars are packaged ten to a box.
Robusto: 4 7/8 x 50
Belicoso: 6 1/8 x 52
Prominente: 7 5/8 x 49