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Aganorsa Leaf Honors Arsenio Ramos with PCA Release

Aganorsa Leaf Arsenio

From Aganorsa Leaf:

Aganorsa Leaf is proud to announce a new line of cigars—Aganorsa Leaf Arsenio—in memory of our  Master Blender Arsenio Ramos who passed in 2018. Arsenio was born in Cuba in 1934 and spent his  entire life working with tobacco. In Cuba, Arsenio was an in charge of processing tobacco, specifically  fermentation, for Cubatabaco in Pinar Del Rio. After a half a century of laboring in his mother country  Arsenio came to work for Aganorsa in Nicaragua where he spent 18 years establishing Aganorsa’s  growing operations and played a crucial role in cultivating the signature flavor and aroma for which  Aganorsa is famous. In honor of his memory Aganorsa will release a favorite, previously unreleased  blend of the Cuban master in three sizes in March of 2024 at Premium Cigar Association (PCA)  Tradeshow. Made entirely from Aganorsa Leaf tobaccos, the blend is rich, balanced, and—if there was  ever a fitting application of the word—Cubanesque. 

“Arsenio was a giant of the Cuban Tobacco Industry,” states Eduardo Fernandez, founder and owner of  Aganorsa Leaf. “He was a self-taught man of humble means, a true craftsman. He was a great human  being who was instrumental in creating the singular flavor that distinguishes the richness of Aganorsa’s  leaf, taking us back to the traditions of a true Habano of old. This blend was his favorite and a tribute  to his lifetime of work.” 

“We’ve been working on this project for years now because every detail needed to be executed  flawlessly.” states Terence Reilly, who serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We took our  time to ensure the final product was worthy of Arsenio and a true homage to his impact on Aganorsa.” 

Packaged in boxes of 15, Aganorsa Leaf Arsenio will be produced in three sizes: 5 1/4 x54 Robusto, 6 x 52  Toro, and Arsenio’s favorite size: a 6 x 44 Corona. The blend will be produced annually in limited  quantities. Production for 2024 will be 2,000 boxes each of Toro and Robusto and 1,500 boxes of  Corona. Learn more about this release on our YouTube channel: Tribute to Arsenio Ramos 


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