Quai d’Orsay was created in the 1970s for the French market. The name comes from the avenue in Paris where the headquarters of SEITA was located, the former state-owned French tobacco giant.
In 2017 the brand received a total make-over which included the introduction of two new sizes (No.50 & No.54) and stylish new packaging with re-designed eye-catching cigar bands. Perhaps partly as a reflection of how well the modernisation was accepted, the brand was selected for the very first time to be part of the Habanos Limited Edition family and in 2019 the Quai D’Orsay Senadores was showcased to a global cigar audience, although arriving for sale a year later in 2020.
The Senadores are a classic Hermoso No.2 size measuring 6 1/8” (157mm) x 48 ring gauge and are presented in Special Presentation Boxes (SPB’s) of 25 cigars. They join the Montecristo Supremos and Ramon Allones Allones No.2 to complete the 2019 Habanos Limited Edition range.
About the Brand:
This brand owes its origin to the refined taste of the French market. Created in the 1970’s, the name is taken from a well-known street in Paris beside the River Seine.
Although the current range is small, all Quai d’Orsay sizes are made with a distinctive light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone and its wrappers are mainly distinguished by their Claro (light brown) and Colorado Claro (mid brown) colours.
All sizes are ‘tripa larga, totalmente a mano’ – long filler, totally handmade.
The classic Pirámides shape delivers rich, full bodied Partagas flavour, a popular combination upon its release. The vitola was later revived in 2005 with the introduction of the Serie P No.2 to the classic range of the brand.
FLAVOUR: Full VITOLA: Piramide RING GAUGE: 52 LENGTH: 6 1/8 Inches / 156mm
This cigar marks Bolivar’s debut on the Limited Edition stage and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. A rich and heavy but well-balanced cigar with a shape that pleasingly honours the iconic Bolivar Belicoso Fino.
FLAVOUR: Full VITOLA: Petit Belicoso RING GAUGE: 52 LENGTH: 5 Inches / 125mm
The first outing for Ramon Allones as a Limited Edition which delivered a powerful and hearty reminder as to why the brand is such a firm favourite among connoisseurs of full flavoured blends. Best enjoyed after a good meal.
FLAVOUR: Full VITOLA: Franciscos RING GAUGE: 44 LENGTH: 5 5/8 Inches / 143mm
The wide girth of the Serie D’Oro No. 2, combined with the tapered end of this “Campana” sized cigar creates the ideal foil for the clear and distinguished “woody” Punch taste. This then helps to reveal some of the more robust aspects of the brand that are often overlooked.
FLAVOUR: Medium VITOLA: Campana RING GAUGE: 52 LENGTH: 5 1/2 Inches / 140mm
Sharing its dimensions with the H. Upmann Magnum 50 the dimensions of the Selección Privada provides ample time to enjoy the full flavours and rich aromas that Havana’s bestselling full flavoured cigar brand has to offer. The cigars are presented in dressed boxes of 10.
FLAVOUR: Full VITOLA: Magnum 50 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 6 ¼ Inches / 161mm
The Tacos represents the 9th occasion that the Romeo y Julieta brand has been selected to be part of these prestigious and highly sought-after series of cigars. With the same ring gauge as a Double Corona but measuring an inch shorter this extremely rare size offers over an hour of rich and well-rounded, medium-bodied smoking.
FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Tacos Imperiales RING GAUGE:49 LENGTH: 6 5/8 Inches / 168mm
This relatively small Limited Edition cigar is the 5th time H. Upmann brand been selected to be part of this prestigious series, dating back to the launch of the concept in the year 2000. Light to Medium in body and full of elegance and charm, most smokers agree that this is a cigar that will continue to improve over the years.
FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Mareva Gruesa RING GAUGE: 46 LENGTH: 4 3/4 Inches / 120mm
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