For the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show, Plasencia 1865—the distribution company founded by the Plasencia family in 2016—decided to release a cigar blend that the company had never put its name on before: a Honduran puro.

In terms of layout, this year’s booth looked to be exactly the same as the one that was used in 2019, including the band playing on a small stage three-piece band in the corner. Another similarity with 2019 was just how busy the booth was: every time I passed it, people were waiting to place orders.

Plasencia Cosecha 149

Following the release of the Plasencia Cosecha 146 back in 2017, Plasencia 1865 has added its first Honduran puro under its company’s name. The 149 in the name refers to the fact that the tobacco used in the cigar comes from Plasencia’s 149th harvest, which occurred in 2014; the cigar is being produced at the company’s Tabacos de Oriente factory in Honduras.

  • Wrapper: Honduras (Olancho San Agustín)
  • Binder: Honduras (Jamastran)
  • Filler: Honduras (Jamastran, Olancho & Talanga)
  • Plasencia Cosecha 149 Santa Fe (4 3/4 x 60) — $12 (Box of 10, $120)
  • Plasencia Cosecha 149 La Vega (5 x 52) — $13 (Box of 10, $130)
  • Plasencia Cosecha 149 Azacualpa (6 x 52) — $14.50 (Box of 10, $145)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: October 2021

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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.