After coming out strong with two new lines in its debut appearance at the IPCPR Show in 2017—the Alma del Campo and the Plasencia Cosecha 146—Plasencia 1865 was not showing off anything new this year, choosing to concentrate on growing its brand.

The distribution company was founded by Nestor Andrés Plasencia and his father together in 2016. Nestor Andrés told me that next year would be a big year for Plasencia 1865, with some significant releases in works for the company, possibly including the Plasencia Cosecha 147.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.