5 Spring Cigars

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March 19, 2020

Spring is springing and we’re looking forward to a huge change in our smoking life: Instead of smoking inside and looking out at the snow, we’ll be smoking inside and looking out at the greenery! We kid, we kid. We always smoke wherever we damn well please (so long as everyone else will let us), […]

The History of Plasencia Cigars

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March 10, 2020

Long before they started releasing award-winning cigars under their own label, the Plasencia family was known for their green thumbs. Weathering revolution, emigration, war, and disaster, the Plasencias have been cultivating tobacco consistently since 1865. That means that Nestor Plasencia is the heir to a tobacco heritage that stretches back to before any current cigar […]

5 Famous Cigars You Never Knew Were Made by Nestor Plasencia

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March 2, 2020

Nestor Plasencia and his family may have burst onto the mainstream cigar scene in a big way with their Alma line of cigars in the past few years, but they’ve been making some of your favorite cigars for decades. Nestor owns more land than any other tobacco farmer in the world, so there’s probably some […]

Three Cigars that Use Ometepe Tobacco

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February 24, 2020

Ometepe has to be the most unusual and dramatic location for growing tobacco imaginable. Picture the scene: in the middle of the largest lake in Central America, and 20 largest lakes in the world, two volcanoes rising out of the water, connected only by a thin isthmus. Thirty-thousand people live in settlements that cling to […]