The La Palina TAA release is heading to stores.

Yesterday, the company began shipping Bill’s Blend, a 6 x 50 toro, to retailers who are members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) and placed for orders for the company’s inaugural TAA exclusive.

As the name implies, the cigar was chosen by the company’s head William C. “Bill” Paley. It uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.

It is being produced at El Titan de Bronze in Miami and limited to 1,000 boxes of 20 cigars with a suggested retail price of $10.99 per cigar.

CLECrowned HeadsDrew EstateLa Flor Dominicana, Padrón and Nat Sherman have shipped their TAA 2016 exclusives leaving only My Father and Tatuaje remaining.

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