BCP News Brief – S.A.G. Imports to add Oktoberfest “Krone”
S.A.G. Imports, owner of Fonseca and Quesada cigars, will be introducing a new corona size to the Quesada Oktoberfest cigar line-up. The “Krone”, which translates to “corona” in German, will be the last new size to be added to the popular Oktoberfest line, according to Cigar Aficionado.
Measuring in at 5×43, the Krone will be the sixth size available for the blend, and was created to meet customer demand for a smaller Oktoberfest cigar. Terrence Reilly of S.A.G. Imports was quoted as saying, “We have had a lot of smokers show excitement for the Oktoberfest, but felt the brand lacked a smaller vitola, which they enjoy smoking most. Consequently, we felt a corona would give us the one size we were missing.”
The Oktoberfest Krone will see a limited production of only 500 boxes for 2013, and is set to debut at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show in July.