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The first Quai d’Orsay limited edition launched in Paris

On September 12th in Paris, about 150 people gathered to celebrate “the French Habano”. The world premiere of the very first Quai d’Orsay Limited Edition, called Senadores, took place on a yacht on the River Seine. Cigar shop owners, partners and enthusiasts from all over the world got the chance to taste in preview this new cigar presented by Coprova, the exclusive distributor of Habanos in France, and Seita Cigares, who has been

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distributing Quai D’Orsay Brands for the last decades. The vitola Senadores (48 ring gauge x 157 mm length) is released the year the brand Quai D´Orsay celebrates its 45th anniversary. According to many participants, this limited edition, medium bodied, delivers woody and nutty subtle aromas with a perfect draw. A smoke enjoyed over champagne or Cuban rum while watching Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower or the Musée du Louvre scrolling. A book reviewing the brand’s History, “Le Havane à la française”, was also released. Even the name of the boat – Excellence – looked like a hint to this high-end event.

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Antoine Bathie (co-CEO of Coprova), Marta Chacon (co-CEO of Coprova) and Rodrigo Crespo (CEO of Seita Cigares)


A journalist since 1995, Guillaume Tesson wrote for various newspapers and magazines. From 2005 to 2013 he worked for the French cigar magazine L’Amateur de Cigare as a reporter, member of the tasting committee, and eventually as editor in chief for the iPad version. His passion for cigars led him to write two books, Cigares (Hachette Pratique) and Le Petit Larousse des Cigares (Larousse). Guillaume lives in Paris and, for Cigar Journal, has his finger on the pulse of everything that goes on in France that has to do with cigars.


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