June 30, 2013 — Samuel Paley founded La Palina cigars in 1896, and Mr. Sam was the moniker bestowed upon him by the workers in his factory. As a Tribute to Samuel Paley, the La Palina Collection will unveil the Mr. Sam at the 2013 IPCPR Show in Las Vegas. The Palina Collection Mr. Sam is a limited production of 850 boxes of 10.

Mr. Sam was rolled at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, FL. A dark Ecuadorian wrapper surrounds a Nicaraguan binder and flavor. This 4.75 x 54 Robusto is a must have for any cigar connoisseur.

Previous releases of the La Palina Collection include the 1896, Goldie Laguito No. 2, and Goldie Laguito No. 5.

Samuel Paley and his wife Goldie have been once again united, within the La Palina Collection.

Mr. Sam / 4.75×54
Country of Origin: USA
Factory: El Titan de Bronze
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.