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Cigar Advisor

September 14, 2015 06:00 ET

Cigar Advisor's Master Blenders Series -- A Podcast With Nestor Plasencia of Plasencia Cigars

EASTON, PA--(Marketwired - September 14, 2015) - Cigar Advisor, the nation's premiere online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. Well-known and highly regarded for providing acclaimed educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes industry articles from some of the business's top names, the Cigar Advisor editors deliver an array of content that speaks directly to those who enjoy the cigar lifestyle.

There are some people in the cigar business who are downright cigar stars, like Jonathan Drew, Carlito Fuente, Rocky Patel, and Nick Perdomo, for instance, while others have earned their fame working "behind the camera," as it were. Nestor Andres Plasencia is one of the latter group, yet the Plasencia name is one of the most distinguished and recognized among the tobacco profession. With over 3,000 acres of tobacco in both Nicaragua & Honduras, and an annual production that approaches 40 million handmade cigars, in one sense you could say that Nestor is "tobacco royalty." But Nestor's not interested in fame, he's more interested in growing great tobacco and making cigars for some of the biggest names in the business including Rocky Patel, Alec Bradley, and Gurkha, among others.

A scientist by trade, Nestor learned the tobacco business literally from the ground up thanks to his father, Nestor Sr. Nestor Jr. and his team at Plasencia Tobacco S.A. have also achieved some major accomplishments, such as developing a successful way to grow tobacco organically, not unlike the indigenous people of Central America did it over 500 years ago. And speaking of tobacco, there's scarcely a tabacalera in the business that has not used Plasencia-grown tobacco in their cigars.

Recently, Cigar Advisor editor, Gary Korb caught-up with Nestor, who talked about growing tobacco in Nicaragua organically, a new strain of Nicaraguan shade wrapper he's developed in Jalapa, and much more. To listen to the podcast, click here.

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Cigar Advisor magazine is a digital publication created by, and for, real cigar enthusiasts. The Editors strive every day to accomplish three goals: welcome novices to the hobby of cigar smoking with advice and open arms; share their tobacco-rich lifestyle with good friends and veteran smokers alike, and profess their love for a good smoke with cigar enthusiasts of all stripes, from around the world. Cigar smokers are a passionate bunch -- and whether it's food, drink, sports or cigars they're fanatical about, Cigar Advisor shares those passions with a razor-sharp edge. Find that passion and more on display at CigarAdvisor.com.

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