Date: July 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Plasencia launching Alma de Fuego in Switzerland. And they do that with a series of events. Rodrigo Medina, the regional director EMEA for Plasencia cigars will be at the events. He will explain the new line of Alma cigars to the Swiss aficionados.

The Alma del Fuego means Soul of Fire. And that’s a perfect fit for this cigar, as it is grown between two fires. Sun Grown wrappers and volcanic soil. With this cigar, Plasencia declares its love for the volcanic island of Ometepe. That’s the fourth-largest tobacco growing area of Nicaragua. The bigger and better-known areas are Jalapa, Condega, and Esteli. And for the Alma del Fuego, the company relies heavily on tobacco from the island.

All the tobacco in the cigar comes from Nicaragua. And all is grown by the Plasencia family. But the trick with tobacco from Ometepe is to age it. It just needs more time according to Nestor Andres Plasencia. So the Ometepe tobacco in this Alma del Fuego is aged for seven years. One of the two binders in this cigar is from Ometepe. And about fifty percent of the filler comes from the island. The wrapper comes from Jalapa and is sun-grown. From which parts of Nicaragua, the other tobacco comes from was undisclosed.

Ministry of Cigars - Plasencia Alma Switzerland
Rodrigo Medina, regional director EMEA Plasencia Cigars

The events

The events will take place this week. We don’t know if the events require tickets. If you’re interested in one of these events, contact the venues. The tour takes Rodrigo all around Switzerland from tomorrow till the 26th of this month.

The first event is on the 23rd of July and will take place at Hotel The Chedi in Andermatt. The second event is on the 24th of July at Casa Colonial in Baden. Plasencia is then off to Manuel’s in Zurich for an event on the 25th. The event at Manuel’s starts at 7 pm and tickets are CHF 25. The final event is at Don Alejandros in Zurich as well. Tickets for that event are available for CHF 59. That includes a barbecue, a drink, and two Plasencia cigars. Those are the Plasencia Alma Fuerte and the Plasencia Reserva Original Cortez.

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