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Plasensia Cigar Heritage - From the farm to table top

Plasensia Cigar Heritage - From the farm to table top

In the year 1865, Don Eduardo Plasensia left The Canary Islands with mind set to search for success and opportunity, started growing tobacco in Vuelta Abajo, Cuba. Then in the year 1898 with Don Eduardo's nephew, Sixto Plasensia Juares, expanded the business and open Corojal Farm.

The third generation "Hijos de Sixto Plasensia" meaning Sixto Plasensia's Sons was created by Elder Sixto in 1920 when they began to export and sell to bigger companies around the world. Unfortunately during the Cuban Revolution in 1963, farms were confiscated by Castro's Regime, Don Elder Sixto together with his family fled to Mexico with only what they could carry to which later on they relocated to Nicaragua.

Starting from scratch again in 1965,Don Elder Sixto planted his best seeds in the fertile soils of Nicaragua slowly owning farms again. This did not end here as the farms were once again destroyed in the year 1978, the farms were burned by the Sandinistas forcing the family to move again this time to Honduras where everything has to start from scratch again.

By the year 1986, Néstor Plasensia now the fouth generation has entered the cigar business and at that time, they were manufacturing 1 million cigars a year for other companies. Keeping the farms in Honduras, the family went back to Nicaragua to revive the land and raise a step in the production line to 33 million cigars a year in 1990.

Plasensia was being trusted by more than 30 different brands to have their cigars produced in the 2000s. In 2015, Plasensia became the largest grower of tobacco in the world with more than 6,000 employees, 4 factories and 8 plantations in Honduras and Nicaragua producing 40 million cigars a year.

Plasensia Cigars, the family's own brand was launched in the year 2017. Néstor Andrés, Gustavo, and José Luis Plasencia introduced the Alma series, Reserva Original, and the Cosecha 146 among others.

This video below shows how a cigar end up in the box that lays on your table top.