La Palina always brings one of the most-furnished booths to the annual IPCPR convention and trade show, and this year, they seemed to have a decent crowd as well. While many complained about the foot traffic, La Palina looked perpetually busy throughout day one, a contrast to some of its neighbors.

La Palina Black Label

La Palina Black Label
The one new line is the Black Label, a cigar that owner Bill Paley told me he had some reservations about making, due to its fullness. Those reservations might have been settled a bit given the sales, but even so, there was still some uneasiness. The cigars are scheduled to ship in mid-September, more details here.

La Palina Family Series (2.0)
The original La Palina Family Series, the cigar the company debuted with in 2010, was made at Graycliff, and as such, carried Graycliff pricing that pushed boxes prices to $400 depending on the size. There is still some inventory made by Graycliff that the company is selling to retailers, but the cigars are no longer made in the Bahamas. That’s likely not the last of the Family Series, as the company is looking to bring it to another factory some time in the future.

Charlie Minato

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