La Palina Bronze Label is a gorgeous cigar from a company with roots in the “Bronze Age” of cigar making. La Palina started rolling up cigars in Chicago in 1896, and ultimately closed its doors without much fanfare. Later on, a grandson of the company founder picked back up where his ancestor had left off and revived the brand name.
Actually, that’s not quite correct. Picking up where Sam Paley left off with the humble cigars of the early 1900s would be very different from the star-studded collaboration and premium tobaccos featured in the Bronze Label. Bill C. Paley is taking this company to the top floor. The blend was made in consultation with Rocky Patel (responsible for the #2 Cigar of 2016, according to Cigar Aficionado, along with countless other premium smokes), and production was entrusted to Nestor Plasencia at the El Paraiso factory in Honduras.
The biggest tobacco growers in the world and one of the most prolific cigar makers around, all in partnership with La Palina. The Bronze Label has a fine pedigree. But of course, none of that matters if the cigar isn’t any good. Is it?
It starts with a Honduran and Nicaraguan filler blend, which then gets a Honduran binder around it. After that, the cigar is finished with a Honduran Habano-seed wrapper. The result is a medium-bodied blend that delivers flavors of dry cedar, earth, chocolate, and black pepper. It’s a fine smoke from a company that’s just stretching its legs again after a long nap.
Please browse our selection of La Palina Bronze Label cigars at your leisure.