La Palina has announced that at this year’s PCA Convention & Trade Show, it will be offering a follow up to the Goldie Prominente that it released at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

The cigar is called the Goldie Prominente Series 2, a 6 1/2 x 48 toro-esque vitola, though more properly it is a grand corona. It uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua including medio tiempo tobacco, a higher priming leaf that grows at the top of certain tobacco plants. Production is handled at El Titan de Bronze in Miami.

“We consulted with our team at El Titan De Bronze to utilize vintage tobaccos—which had been set aside for short run projects such as Goldie Prominente Series 2, and are pleased to offer this notable product to the retailers who support and attend the PCA22 in person later this week in Las Vegas,” said Bill Paley, owner of La Palina, in a press release issued by the Premium Cigar Association.

For this follow-up, 500 boxes of 10 cigars are being released, and they will only be available to retailers who attend the trade show and order it on the floor. Pricing will be the same as last year, at $23 per cigar, though the 2021 release was limited to just 300 boxes. The company said that those cigars sold out within an hour of the show starting.

Additionally, the Goldie Prominente will be released in updated packaging that will indicate the cigar’s Series 2 designation. The cigars are scheduled to ship to retailers in late August or early September.

The La Goldie Prominente was one of two Goldie releases in 2021, alongside the Laguito No.1, and at the time brought the line to 11 cigars. With the upcoming release of the Prominente Series 2, the Goldie line will have grown to a dozen releases:

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The 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show runs from July 8 – 12 in Las Vegas.

This story has been updated from its original version as more information became available.

Select images courtesy of La Palina.

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