Plasencia Cigars is adding a new vitola to their Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro line. Previously, it had only been available in the Sixto I size, a hexagonally pressed 6 x 60. Now a new size, the Eduardo I vitola is being added and is a box pressed toro that measures 6 1/4 x 54. Pre-orders will be taken at the PCA trade show next week in Las Vegas.
The cigar is named after, Eduardo Plasencia, the pioneer of the Plasencia tobacco family. He migrated from the Canary Islands to Cuba and started growing tobacco in 1865 and thus the Plasencia tobacco legacy was born. Today, the Plasencia tobacco family is in its 5th generation and the decision was made to create a vitola in homage, the Eduardo I.
The wrapper on the Colorado Claro blend has been aged for 10 years. It comes in a 10-count box and each stick has an MSRP of $20.60. The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Eduardo I is expected to ship to retailers in mid-September.
It is important for us to continue to acknowledge our family history and use them as inspiration as we go forward. 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. We look forward to presenting the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Eduardo I at the 2022 PCA in July.