At the 2022 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Plasencia Cigars will add a new size to its Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro line in the form of a Toro Box Pressed 6 1/4 x 54. The vitola is named Eduardo I and it pays homage to Eduardo Plasencia, a first-generation member of the Plasencia family.

Eduardo Plasencia was 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 fifth generation and the decision was made to create a vitola in homage, the Eduardo I.

The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro is a Nicaraguan puro highlighted by a Colorado Claro wrapper. This is the second size in the Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro blend. Last year, the line was launched in the Plasencia’s signature six-sided Sixto vitola.

“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,” commented Nestor Andrés Plasencia in a press release.

The Box Pressed 61/4 x 54 Toro Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Eduardo I comes in a ten-count box with an MSRP of $20.60.

The 2022 PCA Trade Show opens July 9, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Eduardo I is expected to ship to retailers in mid-September.

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Colorado Claro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Plasencia S.A.

Vitolas Offered

Toro Box Pressed: 6 1/4 x 54
Sixto: 6 x 60

Photo Credit: Plasencia Cigars