Retailers who attend the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show will get the exclusive opportunity to order a new size of the La Palina Goldie, and a limited size at that.

The company will be releasing the La Palina Goldie Prominente exclusively to retailers who attend the trade show, with just 300 boxes of 10 cigars being offered. The Prominente is a 6 1/2 x 48 grand corona vitola, and it can only be ordered while on the show floor. It is scheduled to ship to retailers in August, and will have an MSRP of $23 per cigar.

The Goldie line is arguably La Palina’s best known and best received line. It uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, an Ecuadorian binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, with some of the latter classified as medio tiempo leaves, a high priming that is only found on some of a crop’s plants, and which are known for their distinctive strength and flavor. Since its debut in July 2012, it has been made at El Titan de Bronze in Miami, with Maria Sierra rolling every Goldie release until 2017.

William Paley, owner of La Palina, created the line as a way to honor women in the cigar industry, naming it for his grandmother, Goldie Drell Paley. The factory where it is made is also woman-owned.

The Prominente will be the 10th size in the La Palina line once it is released:

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Update (July 3, 2021) — Pricing and a shipping date have been announced and added to the story.

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