Quesada Cigars has posted information on a follow-up to its Quesada Seleccion Espana. This cigar is a variation of the original Seleccion Espana and is called the Quesada Espana 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 Espana Jalapa uses a Nicaraguan wrapper from Jalapa – replacing the Ecuadorian-grown Arapiraca wrapper on the Seleccion Espana.
The original Quesada Seleccion Espana 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 Espana Jalapa is similar to the Quesada Seleccion Espana, 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 Espana Jalapa has a different set of frontmarks than the Quesada Seleccion Espana. Since the Seleccion Espana was geared for Spain the vitolas were a smaller size as that is the demand in that market. The frontmarks for the Espana 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