La Palina

La Palina Goldie Prominente

While I couldn’t tell you exactly what time of year to expect them, ever since its debut in July 2012 I have looked forward to the…

La Palina Goldie No. 6

Coming out of a year full of disruptions to daily life, there is a bit of solace to be found when things do go according…

La Palina Goldie Churchill

There are a handful of cigars that only need one word to describe them: Opus, Añejo, Monster, and for many cigar smokers, Goldie. While the…

La Palina Goldie Toro

Originally launched in 2012, The Goldie line has become one of La Palina’s premier brands for a number of reasons: not only is the line named…

La Palina Goldie Cañonazo

Earlier this year, Maria Sierra, one of the most famous cigar rollers in the world, passed away at the age of 70. Unlike most of…

La Palina Bronze Label TAA 2017

For its 2017 contribution to the Tobacconists’ Association of America Exclusive Series Program of cigars, La Palina turned to Rocky Patel and the El Paraiso…

La Palina Goldie Toro

Before this year, every Goldie cigar sold by La Palina Cigars was rolled by one person: Maria Sierra, one of the first women trained to roll…

La Palina Goldie Laguito Especial

My Sunday started in Houston following STOGIES World Class Cigars’ annual Wingding event on Saturday. It ended in Dallas with me staring at my redux…

La Palina Bronze Label TAA 2017

Every spring for the past few years, three letters have become staples in the cigar world: TAA. It’s the abbreviation for the Tobacconists’ Association of…

La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro Toro

At the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, La Palina released a large number of new cigars, but only two of the new lines had Nicaragua…

La Palina Illumination Lancero

La Palina is undergoing a transformation.

The brand has new leadership in the form of Clay Roberts and Sam Phillips—both previously served in marketing roles at Alec Bradley and Rocky Patel—and that’s led to a host of new products and new looks. It’s admittedly somewhat challenging to figure out how much was part of the planned transformation and how much is thanks to FDA, but it’s safe to say that even without the Aug. 8 deadline for new products set by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), there would be new product.