1865 - Don Eduardo Plasencia left The Canary Islands in search of success and opportunity and started growing tobacco in Vuelta Abajo, Cuba. 1898 - Don Eduardo’s nephew, Sixto Plasencia Juares, expanded the business and opened the Corojal farm. 1920 - Sixto Plasencia created “Hijos de Sixto Plasencia” (Sixto Plasencia’s sons) and began to export and sell to bigger companies. 1963 - Castro’s regime confiscated the farms. Don Sixto and his family fled to Mexico with only what they could carry, and later relocated to Nicaragua. 1965 - Starting again from scratch, Don Sixto planted his best seeds in the fertile soils of Nicaragua. 1978 - Due to political turmoil, the Plasencia family’s tobacco farms were burned down, forcing the family to move to Honduras. 1986 - Néstor Plasencia entered the cigar business, manufacturing 1 million cigars a year for other companies. 1990 - Keeping the farms in Honduras, the family went back to Nicaragua to revive the land and raise the production to 33 million cigars a year. 2000 - 30 different brands trust Plasencia to produce their cigars. 2015 - Plasencia 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. 2017 - Plasencia Cigars, the family’s own brand was launched. Néstor Andrés, Gustavo, and José Luis Plasencia introduced the Alma series, Reserva Original, and the Cosecha 146 among others.