La Palina Adding Goldie No. 6 in November

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La Palina is giving its Goldie line its thickest size to date, a 6 1/2 x 56 vitola called the No. 6.

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The cigar will use the same blend as the rest of the line, offering an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, with some of that Nicaraguan tobacco being medio tiempo, which comes from the highest primings of a tobacco plant and offers a distinctive flavor and strength.

As with previous releases, the La Palina Goldie No. 6 is made at El Titan de Bronze in Miami, with this new size priced at $23 per cigar before taxes. It will once again wear the signature fantail cap and be packaged in 10-count boxes, with 1,000 boxes produced and slated to be on store shelves before Thanksgiving.

“This year’s Goldie is nothing short of spectacular,” said Bill Paley, owner of La Palina Cigars. “We are proud of what the Goldie series has become, as it is the apex of La Palina’s portfolio. We are truly humbled that so many people consider the Goldie series their favorite and most sought-after cigar.”

La Palina introduced the Goldie line in 2012, and it has since become an annual release.

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Bill Paley calls the Goldie line a tribute to women in the cigar industry. It is named for his grandmother, Goldie Drell Paley, who was the wife of Sam Paley, the founder of the original La Palina brand in 1896. Each cigar for the first several years of releases made by Maria Sierra, who honed her skills in Cuban cigar factories before coming to the U.S. Sadly, Sierra passed away in January 2019, though before her passing she had selected the roller that would carry on the Goldie line, Lopez “Chino” Perez, who she handed the line off to as part of her retirement in 2017.

Images courtesy of La Palina.

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