Quai D’Orsay History | Giveaway below!

Quai Dorsay Cigars

One of the most obscure Cuban Cigar brands as well as one of the most enjoyed by the cigar connoisseurs is the Quai D’Orsay with a unique name and vitola it is sure to catch your eye. But what is even more interesting about this brand is how it became to be.

Quai D’Orsay’s birth

In 1976 SEITA was the state-owned tobacco distribution company in France. They received a letter from the president of France at the time, Valéry Giscard D’Estaing. He stated that France was well known for its luxury products. France had luxury brands, luxury spirits, luxury wines, but they did not have a luxury cigar. A French Grand Luxe cigar. The Government wanted a grand cigar to be produced for France.

So SEITA took to the task of producing this cigar under the president’s request. Initially they started rolling leaves from Cameroon in France, by rolling machines. But as the project advanced the Head of Marketing at SEITA at that time, Gilbert Beloube, presented a counter project, named Quai D’Orsay, which was the street where the SEITA head office was located. He believed that in order for a cigar to be a luxury cigar it needed two things; to be hand rolled and secondly to be made from 100% Habano leaf.

Gilbert Beloube without ever stepping foot in Cuba, by courier, and with great trust and help from Tabacalera S.A. (What is now known as Habanos S.A.) was able to start the works of the brand we now know as Quai D’Orsay.

It was the first time ever that Tabacalera created a brand on request from a country. This project was one of the steps that laid down the foundations of the regional editions. Officially regional editions were launched in 2012.

Quai D’Orsay came to be as the exclusive and luxurious cigar for France, with a unique branding and naming as well as taste.

That is how a Grand Luxe cigar was born. Once exclusive for France, now a not very well known but excellent cigar. Luckily for us it can now be enjoyed all over the world.

You can find the best Quai D’Orsay Cuban Cigars at the Montefortuna Cigars shop.


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59 thoughts on “Quai D’Orsay History | Giveaway below!

  1. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Quai D‘Orsay naturally!!

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      Daniel hill
      20 September, 2018 at 11:16 am

      My favourite all time Cuban cigar has to be the Partagas D6 🔥💨

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      20 September, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Quai D’Orsay!!!! All time favorite!!

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      20 September, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      My favorite cuban is Montecristo so far! 😉

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      Kyle D. Garrett
      20 September, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      I think so far my favorite Cuban has been Montecristo No. 2

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      21 September, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      I enjoy Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial.

  2. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Por Larranaga Montecarlos

  3. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Cohiba siglo VI

  4. Reply
    Enrique miron
    20 September, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Favorite cigar is Bolivar Coronas
    Then the partagas series D No5

  5. Reply
    Ralf van den Bergen
    20 September, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Cohiba Siglo 2

  6. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Hoyo de Monterrey Grand Epicure

  7. Reply
    Peter Dowling (@cigarspeter)
    20 September, 2018 at 10:51 am

    It depends on the time of day. In the morning I love a H Upmann Royal Robusto, and in the evening I prefer something a bit bolder like a Partagas Serie P No 2.

    However, my all-time favourite cigar has to be the Montecristo Churchill Anejados. A truly exceptional smoke.

  8. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Partagas D4 😍

  9. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 10:57 am

    The Montecristo 80 Aniversario is my favourite cuban cigar at the moment 💯

  10. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Hoyo de Monterrey serie le Hoyo de San Juan

  11. Reply
    Nw cigar review (andy Thomas)
    20 September, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Monte 2

  12. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2

  13. Reply
    Andrew Pickering
    20 September, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Very tough question, Hoyo de Monterrey, Epicure De luxe LCDH 👌🏼

  14. Reply
    Ryan dawson
    20 September, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Got to be the Partagas maduro no.1 for me

  15. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes

  16. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Would have to be the Partagas E No.2 for me although haven’t tried the Quai D’Orsay before so maybe it could be my new favourite given the chance! @amurray1988

  17. Reply
    David Williams
    20 September, 2018 at 11:45 am

    I would say which Cuban cigar I like, but I have never had one before. Maybe if I win I could try my first cigar from Cuba.

  18. Reply
    David Williams
    20 September, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I have never smoked a Cuban cigar before. Maybe if I win it will be my first one.

  19. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Cohiba Siglo VI

  20. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    My favorite Cuban cigar is the BHK 54.

  21. Reply
    Laura López García
    20 September, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    My fav Cuban for the moment is Trinidad Vigía

  22. Reply
    Christopher t
    20 September, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    The mac daddy off cigars – the Behike (any gauge) followed by Partagas Series 4 for a not so fancy Cuban!!

  23. Reply
    Michiel Van Gemert
    20 September, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I love Quai D’Orsay but my all time favorite Cuban cigar is the Hoyo de Monterrey epicure n°2

  24. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I gotta say Romeo y Julieta’s Short Churchill

  25. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Actually the Quai D’Orsay is my Favorite ❤ . 🔥🍂💨👍👍👍

  26. Reply
    Jorge Gefaell
    20 September, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    My favorite cigar would be the Cohiba Linea 1492 Siglo III. My very first and best cigar

  27. Reply
    Peter Dowling (@cigarpeter)
    20 September, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I’d have to say my all time favourite smoke is the Montecristo Chruchill Anejados. I’ll have to order a few more from your store very soon!

  28. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    My favorite cigar. Gurkha , quai d’Orsay El rey del Mundo

  29. Reply
    Andrew (@orangewatchcollector)
    20 September, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Nothing quite like a Trinidad Topes for me.

  30. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    My favorite cigar is Quai D’Orsay 54!

  31. Reply
    Bob Langmaid
    20 September, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Montecristo No 2

  32. Reply
    Luis Prieto
    20 September, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Bolivar EL 2009 petit belicoso! By far the best in my book

  33. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Trinidad Topes LE 2016

  34. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Definitely the Monte #2. Thanks and good luck everyone.

  35. Reply
    Danny Bakst
    20 September, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Favorite Cuban is Monte 80th

  36. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    My Favourite is Quai D‘Orsay 💪🏼

  37. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve never had a Quai D’Orsay but favorite is Ramon Allones Superiores LCDH

  38. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    My favourite cuban is Trinidad Vigia

  39. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Cohiba BK54,


  40. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Bolivar,but been wanting to try the Quai D’orsay

  41. Reply
    20 September, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Just love Romeo y Julieta shortChurchill LOVE

  42. Reply
    Enrique Orione
    21 September, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Quai D’Orsay of course, a must!

  43. Reply
    Dan Burgess
    21 September, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Got to be the Partagas D4

  44. Reply
    21 September, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    For pure consistency and flavour it has to be RASS for me!

  45. Reply
    21 September, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Montecristo no2! San cristobal la puntas too… the list could continue but I don’t think there is enough space in this comment section!

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    21 September, 2018 at 1:18 pm


  47. Reply
    21 September, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Montecristo all day long!

  48. Reply
    Anthony Weech
    21 September, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Hoya de Monterrey Gran Corona.

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    Aggelos zaimhs
    22 September, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    My favorite cigar Quai d orsay n 54 and Partagas D 2 and Romeo y Juliet wide Churchill

  50. Reply
    Ognen Serafimovski
    22 September, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Hey Montefortuna cigars !
    My all time best will be Hoyo de Monterey LCDH elegantes ✌🎩

  51. Reply
    23 September, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    My favorite cuban cigar is the Montecristo A

  52. Reply
    Kirk Jones
    24 September, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Has to be the Quai o Dorsay 54. Lovely construction, color, and taste

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