La Palina released its KB Series in 2013, and this year it is getting a new look and new sizes, which the company will show off at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

The KB Series is now made up of four vitolas, each of which uses a Honduran corojo wrapper over a Honduran criollo double binder and Nicaraguan corojo and criollo fillers. They are being produced at Raíces Cubanas in Danlí, Honduras.

  • KB Series Part One (4 1/4 x 40) — $7.50 (Box of 30, $225)
  • KB Series Part Two (6 x 40) — $9 (Box of 30, $270)
  • KB Series Part Three (5 x 52) — $10.25 (Box of 30, $307.50)
  • KB Series Part Four (6 x 54) — $11.50 (Box of 30, $345)

For the two new sizes, Parts Three and Four, the blend was tweaked by adding higher primings of ligero, though the company says that all of the sizes share a common profile despite the notable difference in ring gauges.

Each size is being offered in 30-count boxes, and feature updated artwork that brings the “kill Bill” inspiration from the cigar’s history into a new interpretation. Specifically, La Palina’s founder, Bill Paley, is featured on the front of the boxes with his eyes crossed out, and the back of the bands feature a line that says “he’s almost dead anyway.”

The cigars are expected to begin shipping in October, and are all regular production additions to the company’s portfolio.

 

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