At the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, Quesada Cigars showcased the Quesada Reserva Privada Barber-Pole. The Barber-Pole is the third blend in the Reserva Privada line and as the name indicates, it features two different wrappers arrange in a “barber-pole” design.
In 2015, Quesada Cigars launched a cigar known as the Quesada Reserva Privada. The Reserva Privada is a limited production, ultra-premium offering that features Dominican San Vincente tobacco set aside from a 1997 crop covered with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. It is that 1997 tobacco that made the Quesada Reserva Privada a special cigar. For 2016, an extension to the Reserva Privada line was introduced, but this one replaced the Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper with a Connecticut Broadleaf. The result is the Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro.
For the Reserva Privada Barber-Pole the same blend is used from both the Reserva Privada and Reserva Privada Oscuro lines, but both the Connecticut Shade and Oscuro wrappers from each of the other two releases are used in a barber-pole format.
The Quesada Reserva Privada Barber-Pole is available in ten-count boxes in both a Robusto and Toro format. Like the rest of the Reserva Privada line, this is a limited production offering. It also isn’t the first time there has been a Quesada Reserva Privada Barber-Pole released. Earlier this year, Quesada Cigars released the Reserva Privada Barber-Pole in a 5 3/4 x 48 Corona Gorda format to Fine Ash Cigars in Avondale, Arizona.
At a glance, here is a look at the Quesada Reserva Privada Barber-Pole line:
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Oscuro, Connecticut Shade (Barber-Pole)
Binder: Dominican San Vincente (1997 Crop)
Filler: Dominican San Vicente from the 1997 Vintage selected, Pennsylvania Ligero
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Quesada Cigars Factory)
Robusto: 4 3/4 x 52
Toro: 5 5/8 x 54
Corona Gorda: 5 3/4 x 48 (Fine Ash Cigars Exclusive)