Nestor Plasencia Jr.

Master Blenders Series: Nestor Plasencia, Jr of Plasencia Tobacco S.A.

Plasencia family owns over 3,000 acres of tobacco in Nicaragua & Honduras, produces 40+ million cigars. Listen in, as we talk with Nestor about all of this.
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Master Blenders: Willy Herrera of Drew Estate Cigars

Drew Estate's Willy Herrera is one of the most esteemed blenders in the premium cigar industry. Listen to our podcast to learn more about his cigars!
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ernesto perez carrillo epc cigars

Master Blenders: Ernesto Perez Carrillo of EPC Cigars

Read & learn about blending methods, the Cuban Embargo, the FDA, even big band jazz in our interview with EPC Cigars Master Blender Ernesto Perez Carrillo.
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Master Blenders: Nick Perdomo of Tabacalera Perdomo

This past year, Nick Perdomo Jr. has debuted some of his most impressive (and highly-rated) cigars to date; learn how he made them, in our interview!
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Master Blenders: Jose Blanco of Las Cumbres Tabaco

Cigar maker Jose Blanco shares his tobacco knowledge with you in his Blending Seminar: learn how to recognize good cigars and what goes into making them!
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Master Blenders: Rob Weiss of BG Meyer Cigars

Hollywood producer/director Rob Weiss is one of the creative forces behind BG Meyer Cigars. Read our interview and learn about this Honduran boutique cigar!
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Master Blenders: Jesus Fuego of J. Fuego Cigars

Big flavor and big ratings are the calling cards of Jesus Fuego, Learn how this Master Blender does it, straight from the great himself in this interview.
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Headley Grange Cigars: Inspiration, Experimentation, and Creation

If you’ve ever wondered how some cigars become cigars in the first place, this article entitled, “Headley Grange: Inspiration, Experimentation, and Creation,” by Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber is sure to shed some light on your speculation. As the title suggests, it starts with inspiration. In the case of the Headley Grange line, that inspiration all started with the first six seconds of the Led Zeppelin classic, “When The Levee Breaks.” To get the full story of how a 1970’s rock band and one of the world’s most revered tobacco blenders put it all together.

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Farming: Cigar Color Sorting and Packaging

Cigars from seedlings to curing, to fermentation, to rolling, and box making have all been covered. This month’s chapter of Nick Perdomo’s Guide to Tobacco Farming sorting and packaging completes the series. Readers who’ve been following the series from the beginning should now have a very consummate understanding of the tobacco growing and cigar making process. In this final installation, Nick describes the process of color sorting and packaging. As you will see, it’s more than just selecting 20 cigars and sealing them in a box.

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Keys to the City Scottsdale Arizona-Rocky Patel Cigar Lounge

“Scottsdale is distinguished by the magnificent mountains that rise up over the desert,” writes Rocky. “It’s also a very hip and highly cultured city with some of the world’s finest dining, nightlife, resorts, and beautiful women.” Some of the highlights include resorts such as The Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain, the Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, restaurants like Mastro’s Steakhouse and The Capitol Grille, plus cigar lounges like The Fox and 21 Degrees. To learn more about this “enchanting and unforgettable” city.

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