Like so many cigars, La Palina is a family affair. Started in 1896 in Chicago by “Mr. Sam” Paley, the brand went on the shelf for many years before...
Like so many cigars, La Palina is a family affair. Started in 1896 in Chicago by “Mr. Sam” Paley, the brand went on the shelf for many years before finally being revived by his grandson Bill Paley. Without the ties that bind family together, La Palina might just be another heritage cigar brand remembered only by a few ancient smokers and the occasional box popping up out of storage.
The La Palina Family Series cigar itself also went on hiatus recently. Initially, it was rolled in the Bahamas, but when production was relocated to the El Titan de Bronze in Miami, Florida, the blend got a rework. And it wasn’t any hasty, last minute rush job. La Palina Owner Bill Paley says that he spent over a year trying to get the new blend right. We’d say he succeeded.
The Ecuadoran Corojo ’98 wrapper is gorgeous and flavorful. It keeps together with the Ecuadoran Habano binder and Nicaraguan long-filler blend featuring tobaccos from Jalapa and Estelí. You’ll get beautiful flavors of bread, vanilla bean, honey, cinnamon, and light citrus on the finish if you decide to smoke the Family Series.
Also, don’t miss the Pasha vitola, which has an exposed foot that shows just filler leaf, so you can taste just that at the beginning. The company calls it a “brush foot.” We call it fun and interesting!
Please browse our selection of La Palina Family Series Cigars at your leisure.