First booth Jerad and I went to when we walked into IPCPR, was the Quesada booth, about 30 minutes before the floor opened for the first day. Without fail, Manolo recognized me from last year and came up to say hello. I was surprised honestly, that he remembered us, and honored that he immediately agreed to do sit down and do an interview. I must say, I am rather excited about the small cigars (Quesada Petites) he released, as well as checking out the odd double pressed Salamone shape he developed for the 40th anniversary, which he said was inspired by the valley of Santiago. I will feature the Petite’s in my mini reviews before winter, and will be looking for the 40th in my shop, as I have collected his 30th and 35th anniversary releases as well.
There is also a new band for the Oktoberfest, a cigar that has made my top list in the past, and I must say looks great in blue.
Domus Magnus II, yet another cigar from Quesada and Plasencia that has made my top list, got a new vitola as well, in a double perfecto.
Check out the interview for more info.