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Quesada Cigars to debut redesigned Fonseca brand in New York City

Quesada Cigars announced a design overhaul for its Fonseca Classic premium line earlier this year; now the company has completed a redesign of the entire Fonseca line.

That line includes five blends: Fonseca Classic, Fonseca Vintage, Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo, Fonseca Cubano Limitado and Fonseca Nicaragua (which Quesada listed in that order in a recent press release, noting that they’d put them in order of increasing “intensity.”

“With Fonseca we have managed to offer cigar enthusiasts all types of smokes in one brand. From a medium but flavorful smoke such as the Fonseca Classic to a more intense and full-bodied smoke in the Fonseca Nicaragua. Now was the time to redesign the brand, and we have managed to do so with something that cannot be missed, a solid red lid with the iconic Fonseca Logo on it” Quesada Cigars president Manuel “Manolo” Quesada in a press release.

Updates to the line’s packaging design include a return to the original 1974 band for all the blends and a secondary band to identify each blend.

[image courtesy of Quesada Cigars]

[image courtesy of Quesada Cigars]

Further, the Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo will no longer be box pressed, although the blend will incorporate all the same tobaccos.

Quesada will be celebrating these changes with a launch event Nov. 28 at the Nat Sherman Townhouse in New York City, after which point the updates packaging and round Cubano Exclusivos will be available throughout the United States.

Schrader Cellars and Nat Sherman collaboration to ship later this month

 

Schrader Cellars, which produces Cabernet Sauvignons out of Napa Valley, announced the release of the Limited Edition Schrader MMXIII Cigar. It’s the winery’s second cigar (the first was the Schrader Doco-Est MMIX, which was released in 2010). The Schrader MMXIII was created with guidance from Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots at the Quesada Cigars Factory in the Dominican Republic.

The Schrader MMXIII, nicknamed “Sparky Two,” combines fillers from Nicaragua, Peru and the Dominican Republic with a Dominican binder and wrapper. The perfecto is 6 inches long, with a 42-ring-gauge open foot, and expands to 60 ring gauge at its center before tapering back to a 38 at the cap.

“This format provides a profound platform for development of flavor and aroma, much like how a wine can change in the glass, and throughout the bottle,” said Michael in a press release.

The cigars will ship to members of the Schrader mailing list May 10. On May 17, they’ll be made available at the Nat Sherman Townhouse and other retailers that carry Nat Sherman products. The 2,500 six-pack boxes will be priced at $84 each.

 

Celebrate 85 years of Nat Sherman in New York City

 

Nat Sherman will be celebrating its 85th anniversary June 30 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m at the Nat Sherman Townhouse. The event will include the iconic brand's limited edition anniversary cigars, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

All the proceeds from this event will benefit City Harvest, which is "dedicated to helping feed the more than 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger."

To purchase tickets ($50), get in touch with Tina Parrish by phone (646.442.1850) or email (TParrish@NatSherman.com).

 

S.T. Dupont debuts newest shop-in-shop at the Nat Sherman Townhouse in New York City

 

S.T. Dupont’s newest shop-in-shop is open right in time for the Valentine’s Day retail rush, inside the Nat Sherman Townhouse in New York City.

The special retail showcase offers a wide range of products — such as writing instruments, leather belts and accessories — and will feature some of S.T. Dupont’s core brand pillars: The Art of Writing (pens), The Art of Fire (lighters), The Art of Traveling (leather goods), and The Art of Seduction (accessories).

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Check out this video to learn more about the Nat Sherman Townhouse.