Two La Galera blends will be a bit more expensive in 2018, as IndianHead Cigars has announced a price increase to the brand’s Connecticut and Maduro lines.
The increase ranges between 10 and 30 cents per cigar and is needed to address the new costs associated with FDA regulation, as well as increasing taxes and increasing costs of tobacco. It’s the first increase for the brand since it launched early in 2016. The Habano version will not be affected, nor will the brand’s 80th Anniversary or 1936 Box Pressed lines.
A pair of additional changes are coming to La Galera’s packaging, as the company will be adding Boveda packs to each box to ensure freshness and proper humidification as the cigar travels between the factory and retailers.
The company is also adding all of the La Galera lines to the Cigar Rights of America stamp program and boxes will bear the corresponding sticker. For each cigar sold to retailers, the company will give two cents to CRA in support of the organizations legal battles.
La Galera is made at Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican Republic, the factory owned by José “Jochy” Blanco, who also owns the IndianHead Cigars portfolio.