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Cigar News: Plasencia Cigars Debut Alma Fuerte Eduardo I Toro
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.
“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