Since the Plasencia family first debuted their refocused effort to highlight their own tobaccos and cigar craftsmanship through the Plasencia Cigars brand in late 2016, there have been two cigars to bear the Alma name: Alma Fuerte and Alma del Campo. The original intention was to release a total of five cigars in the Alma Series. Today, Plasencia has revealed the third cigar in the Alma Series—Alma del Fuego.
With Alma being the Spanish word for soul, the company seeks to highlight the soul of the Plasencia business with the Alma Series—top-grade, premium tobacco.
The Alma Series is led by Alma Fuerte (translating to “Strong Soul”), which is indeed the strongest cigar in the series. The remaining blends are: Alma del Campo (“Soul of the Countryside”), Alma del Rio (“Soul of the River”), Alma del Fuego (“Soul of the Fire”) and Alma del Cielo (“Soul of the Heavens”).
Alma del Fuego is rolled using all-Nicaraguan tobaccos. At the core of the blend lies primarily tobaccos sourced from Nicaragua’s Ometepe island. The blend is then wrapped in a sun-grown leaf from the family’s farms in the Jalapa Valley, which is said to highlight the cigar’s boldness and complexity.
“We are beyond grateful and excited for the opportunity to launch the third cigar of our already popular Alma Series collection at IPCPR, amongst our fellow cigar aficionados. Alma del Fuego is a manifestation of our ongoing commitment to offer top-quality cigars to both our retailers and consumers, and to continue building on our family’s over 150-year tobacco legacy,” Nestor Andrés Plasencia, CEO of Plasencia Cigars.
Alma del Fuego is rolled in three sizes and arrives in boxes similar to former Alma cigars—being 10-count boxes that will double as an ashtray. The cigars will make their debut on June 29th during this year’s IPCPR trade show, later shipping to retailers in mid-July.
Alma del Fuego Breakdown
-Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun-Grown (Jalapa)
-Production: Small Batch
-Packaging: 10-ct boxes
-Release: July 2019
-Candente: 5″ x 50
-Flama: 6½” x 38
-Concepción: 6″ x 54
Source: Cigar Dojo