While there were some new cigars from Tabacalera Palma and Jochy Blanco on the show floor this year, only one was to be found in the La Galera/IndianHead booth, and it was a new size for the La Galera Maduro.

La Galera Maduro Pilon

The La Galera Maduro line gets its seventh size, a 6 1/4 x 60 gordo named for the piles where tobacco undergoes fermentation on its journey from soil to cigar. The tobacco used for the binder and filler was grown on Tabacalera Palma’s Jacagua and Guarabo farms in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
  • Binder: Dominican Republic Piloto Cubano
  • Filler: Dominican Republic Piloto Cubano and Criollo 98
  • La Galera Maduro Pilon (6 1/4 x 60) — $7.75 (Box of 21, $162.75)

Launch Date: Currently shipping

Production: Regular production

La Galera Retail Trays

It’s not a new product and it’s not for sale, but you might see changes to how La Galera gets displayed in retail humidors. This new tray gives retailers the opportunity to display a size from each of the four lines side-by-side.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.