Created in the 1970s for the French market, the name is taken from a well-known street in Paris beside the famous River Seine. Quai d’Orsay was created in 1973 mainly to appeal to the French market that was rapidly growing at the time. The French market was more open to milder tastes with a lighter wrap, which is why the company introduced their Corona cigars with a lighter shaded wrapper. Blended with French tastes in mind, the brand chose a milder taste that they felt would appear best to their target audience.
All Quai d’Orsay sizes are made with a mild blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vueltam Abajo region and its wrappers are characterised by their light to medium brown colours. All sizes are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally handmade. Generally, the brand has dry, aromatic, woody flavours. Some blends have a milder flavour that is a little more consistent, your choice of Quai d’Orsay cigar depends on your own personal preference.
Whether you are brand new to cigars or an aficionado who enjoys smoking cigars regularly, you will enjoy the flavours of Quai d’Orsay cigar. Popular amongst many, the brand was created by Cubatabaco in 1973 for the French state tobacco monopoly, SEITA. The brand continues to be popular now, with decades of success in the cigar market.
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