Altadis U.S.A.’s Romeo y Julieta Adding Nicaragua Connecticut

Altadis U.S.A. will reportedly be releasing a new Romeo y Julieta in October that will feature a Nicaraguan-grown wrapper. So far, the company has not...
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Plasencia Alma del Fuego Candente

For the third release in its series of cigars bearing the Alma name, Plasencia 1865 turned to the Nicaraguan island of Ometepe, home to two volcanoes...
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Plasencia Unveiling Alma del Fuego at IPCPR 2019

At the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Plasencia 1865 will be unveiling its newest line, Alma del Fuego, which focuses on tobacco grown in...
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Plasencia Adding Robusto to Alma Fuerte Line

Next February, Plasencia 1865 will be adding a new robusto vitola to its Alma Fuerte line. The Alma Fuerte Robustus I is a 5 1/4...
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Altadis U.S.A. Adds Montecristo Epic Craft Cured

The Plasencia family will be creating another cigar for Altadis U.S.A. It’s called Montecristo Epic Craft Cured, a reference to how the tobacco used for...
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Portraits: Ivan Fajardo

Born in Jalapa, Nueva Segovia in 1977, Ivan Fajardo started in the tobacco business when he was 19-years-old. His first job was as a buncher...
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7-20-4 Ships Factory 57

Kurt Kendall’s 7-20-4 brand has shipped its latest creation to retailers, Factory 57. For this blend, Kendall used tobacco from five countries, including a high-primed and...
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Nat Sherman Announces Panamericana as Townhouse Exclusive

Nat Sherman has announced a new cigar that will be an exclusive to the New York City Nat Sherman Townhouse, the Nat Sherman Panamericana. In a...
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7-20-4 Announces New Factory 57

7-20-4 has announced plans for a new cigar called Factory 57 that is slated to hit retail humidors this October. The cigar features tobacco from...
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A Visit to Plasencia Cigars S.A.

I have loved the country of Nicaragua since my first trip in early 2012, in particular, the city of Estelí. Of course it is a mecca for cigars,...
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Nicaragua’s Jalapa Region Battles Paratrioza Bacteria, Again

Early last year, Nicaragua’s near flawless rise to the top of the cigar world experienced arguably its largest problem in the last decade and a...
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