Jochy Blanco and his son, José Manuel, blended two different cigars for the La Galera 85th Anniversary release. Both Blancos turned to their fathers for help: Jochy used notes from his father, José Manuel gave Jochy whiskey in exchange for help.
Released to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Tabacalera Palma—the Dominican factory owned by José “Jochy” Blanco which was founded in 1936—the La Galera 85th Anniversary is made up of two different blends. The first was blended by José Blanco while the other was blended by his son, José Manuel Blanco.
A new release that took six years to bring to market from La Aurora was blended by Manuel Inoa with help from opinions on test cigars by more than 100 retailers who visited the company’s factory in the Dominican Republic.
After being delayed a total of two times in the past two years, La Flor Dominicana’s TAA 50th Oro Tercera Edición Natural is finally on shelves.