Yesterday, the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Eduardo I began shipping to stores.
It’s the second size for the Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro, an offshoot of the regular Alma Fuerte line which debuted in late 2020 in a single 6 x 60 hexagonal-pressed gordo vitola. The new Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Eduardo I is the second size for the line, it measures 6 1/4 x 54 and features a traditional box-press. It is a Nicaraguan puro with a 10-year-old Colorado claro wrapper from Jalapa.
The MSRP is set at $20.60 per cigar and it is offered in boxes of 10 cigars. Like the rest of the Alma Fuerte line, it is made at the company’s flagship factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
This size is named after Eduardo Plasencia, who left the Canary Islands for the Cuba in 1865 and became one of the first Plasenica family members to grow tobacco.
Update — The original version of this article stated that Eduardo Plasencia left Cuba for the Canary Islands; he left the Canary Islands for Cuba.