IPCPR 2018: La Galera

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La Galera, the brand that has become the flagship of Tabacalera Palma, had a special incentive waiting for its retail partners at this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show—a set of four cigars called The Cubes project.

While the cigars aren’t cubic, the boxes they come in are, a commanding visual that is sure to stand out in retail humidors. The brand’s Connecticut, Habano, Maduro, and 1936 Box Pressed lines are each getting a new size, each of which is said to be among Jochy Blanco’s favorite vitolas, and which are part of the company’s efforts to bring new smokes to the hands of their consumers, giving them the opportunity to experience firsthand the versatility of Tabacalera Palma’s rollers.

Also of note, there is no set MSRP; rather, the company is expecting them to be priced in line with the regular production sizes, albeit with a slight premium given their limited nature. The four lines are also being limited exclusively to brick-and-mortar retailers, who will have the opportunity to purchase a cube based on the size of the order they place.

The company said that each of the cubes measure eight inches on each side, though they seemed just a bit taller than that. They will certainly stand out in a humidor, and can then be used as a humidor that could seemingly hold 100 cigars or so.

La Galera 1936 Box Pressed Rounds

The newest line in the La Galera series gets a box-pressed pyramid vitola, one of the more familiar sizes amongst the four new offerings, as well as one of the longest.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Dominican Criollo 98
  • Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano and Criollo 98
  • La Galera 1936 Box Pressed Rounds (6 3/4 x 52) — $n/a

Production: 83 Boxes of 50 Cigars (4,150 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: July 2018

La Galera Connecticut Shorts

The Shorts looks a lot like an Arturo Fuente Short Story, a petite perfecto with a bulbous foot and tapered body, and is one of the two shorter vitolas being released.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Dominican Corojo
  • Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano, Criollo ’98 and Pelo de Oro
  • La Galera Connecticut Shorts (4 x 46) — $n/a

Production: 84 Boxes of 50 Cigars (4,200 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: July 2018

La Galera Habano Supremo

A short and stout vitola, the Supremo is nub-like in its appearance, effectively a cut-down toro gordo that has a good bit of its visual real estate covered by either the primary band or the signature gold ribbon at the foot.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Dominican Corojo
  • Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano, Criollo ’98 and Pelo de Oro
  • La Galera Habano Supremo (4 x 56) — $n/a

Production: 83 Boxes of 50 Cigars (4,150 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: July 2018

La Galera Maduro Gavillero Perfecto

While it’s hard to pick a favorite vitola, the La Galera Maduro line’s addition gets a strong nod, as the company is releasing a long, slender perfecto that looks incredibly distinctive amongst the vitolas.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic (Corojo)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, (Criollo 98 & Piloto Cubano)
  • La Galera Gavillero Perfecto (6 3/4 x 38/48/38) — $n/a

Production: 83 Boxes of 50 Cigars (4,150 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: July 2018

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Charlie Minato
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