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Cigar News: Plasencia Cigars Debut Alma Fuerte Eduardo I Toro

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Named for “the Pioneer” of the Plasencia Tobacco Family

MIAMI, FL—At this summer’s PCA show, world-leading premium tobacco grower, Plasencia Cigars, announced that the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro would now be available in a 6¼” x 54 box-pressed Toro. Dedicated to the very first generation of the Plasencia tobacco family, and the “Eduardo I” is named for Eduardo Plasencia, the pioneer of the Plasencia tobacco family.

Migrating from the Canary Islands to Cuba, Eduardo Plasencia began growing tobacco in 1865. Today, the Plasencia family is in its 5th generation growing tobacco in Honduras and Nicaragua. With that, the family agreed that it was time to create a vitola in homage to Eduardo.

Grown by Plasencia, the Nicaraguan Colorado Claro wrappers were aged for over 10 years and they cap an all-Nicaraguan binder and filler blend. The result is a smooth smoking puro with notes of cocoa and almonds that transition to a hints of nutmeg and cedar in the final inches.

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Now in its 5th generation growing tobacco in Honduras and Nicaragua, the Plasencia family felt it was time to create a vitola that honored Eduardo.

“It is important for us to continue to acknowledge our family history and use them as inspiration as we go forward,” said Plasencia Cigars CEO Nestor Andres Plasencia. “Eduardo Plasencia took a major risk by crossing the Atlantic Ocean to start farming tobacco in a faraway land. Without him, there would be no Plasencia tobacco family.”

The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Natural Eduardo I is presented in a 10-count box with a per-cigar MSRP of $20.60.  CA

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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