While the Palió name has been exclusively associated with cigar cutters, there’s a new lighter bearing the name heading to retailers across the country.
The Palió Lighter debuted at the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show this summer not just as a standalone item, but as a foundational piece in Quality Importers’ push into the customizable and branded products segment, where other companies can apply their branding to it. Quality Importers acquired the Palió portfolio in September 2015.
It’s a triple flame torch lighter with a plastic body that will be available in black, white, red, navy blue or silver, with its diamond shape design offering substantial space for companies to add their own branding to it.
The Palió Lighter has a suggested retail price of $19.99.
I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.