Date: March 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robusto I European release. The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robusto I has made its European debut in Switzerland last week with distributor Royal Cigar Company.

It’s been two years since Plasencia Cigars seriously started claiming a name as a cigar brand to the end consumers. People in the know knew the name and fame of Plasencia and their importance in the industry for years.

Plasencia history

The five generations of Plasencia are very well respected within the cigar industry. The family-owned business is headed by Nestor Plasencia Sr and his sons. It is one of the largest, independent cigar manufacturers in both Nicaragua and Honduras. Until a few years ago, the company didn’t want to compete with their customers for whom they roll cigars. Those customers are not small names, but the likes of Maya Selva, Alec Bradley, and Quesada cigars. For Quesada, they make the former Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the year, Casa Magna in their Nicaraguan factory, as well as the Casa Magna Domus Magnus. The Casa Magna Oscuro is made by Plasencia in Honduras. The factory where Rocky Patel makes his cigars in Honduras is also owned by the Plasencia family.

The Plasencia brothers (photo credit: Tobacco Business Magazine)

Not only are the Plasencias rolling cigars for other companies, but they are also the largest tobacco growers in both Nicaragua and Honduras. Jonathan Drew once called them ‘the octopus of the cigar industry’ since you can’t get around them, they are so influential.

Plasencia Alma Fuerte

A few years ago Plasencia decided to release more cigars under their own name though, and the Alma Fuerte was a hit from day one, even featuring in a Marc Anthony music video. And late November, the company announced that they would release a new size for the line, a 5 1/4×52 parejo called Robusto I.

The first country in Europe to receive the cigars is Switzerland, where the cigars have been released a few days ago. The price of the cigars is 19 CHF per cigar.

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Plasencia Alma Fuerte


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