Date: March 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Last November, Plasencia Cigars announced a line extension for their Plasencia Alma Fuerte. And recently Switzerland had the European release of the cigar. Now the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robusto I is coming to The Netherlands.

Cigaragua book

Sasja van Horssen, owner of Longfiller Company, Van Dalen Cigars Rotterdam, Den Bosch, Dordrecht, and Cigaragua in Amsterdam confirmed that to us. Van Horssen’s distribution company Longfiller Company is the importer and distributor for Plasencia since 2015. Both companies met after Van Horssen helped journalist Marcel Langedijk and photographer Jesaja Hizkia Hutabessy with their book about Nicaraguan cigars: Cigaragua.

For that book, the duo visited Esteli, Nicaragua and several factories. They were accompanied by Van Horssen and his right-hand man at the time. The only factory they visited without already having a business relationship with was the Plasencia factory. A book about Nicaraguan cigars isn’t complete without Plasencia. The Placencia’s are the most important tobacco growers in both Honduras and Nicaragua. And they produce millions of cigars for names like Rocky Patel, Alec Bradley, Casa Magna, and many others. Right there and then, Nestor Andres Plasencia asked if Longfiller Company was willing to distribute the Plasencia brand in The Netherlands. Without any hesitation, Van Horssen decided to represent the Plasencia family in his home country.

Ministry of Cigars - Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robusto

Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robusto I

Fast forward to 2017, Plasencia launched the Plasencia Alma Fuerte line, which became an instant success. And now the line extension, the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robusto I, is coming to The Netherlands. The cigar measures 5 1/4×52. Van Horssen has not revealed the price to us yet. The MSRP in the USA is $18.65 (€16,47). The price in Switzerland is 19 CHF (€16,20) so we expect the cigar to be priced between 16 and 17 euro in The Netherlands.

The Longfiller Company Premium Resellers will get the first pick on the cigars. For the first month, the cigars will only be available at these selected shop. Longfiller Company Premium Resellers are the best performing customers distributor Longfiller Company. Those retailers earn perks like monthly limited editions, pre-releases and yearly bonusses if they hit a certain treshold in sales of Longfiller Company distributed cigars.

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