Bill Paley

La Palina Introducing 125 Años at PCA 2021

La Palina is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and not only is it releasing a new cigar, it’s doing so with the help of Oliva Cigar…

El Titan de Bronze’s Maria Sierra Passes Away

Noted cigar roller Maria Sierra has passed away at the age of 70, according to a statement from El Titan de Bronze, the Miami factory…

La Palina Goldie Toro Arrives at Retail, Now Crafted by New Hands

If there are two things that La Palina’s Goldie line has been associated with since its debut in the summer of 2012, it’s high demand…

La Palina Announces Price Decrease

While many companies announced prices increases in 2016, La Palina is bucking the trend, announcing today a decrease in prices on three lines. The company…

La Palina Releasing Private Blend for TAA Retailers

At next week’s Tobacconists’ Association of America meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, La Palina will show off an exclusive release for the group for the first…

Patrick Vivalo Shuts Down Vivalo Cigars, Joins La Palina

It’s unknown when, or if, the cigar industry will be regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, but FDA has already claimed its first victim….

La Palina Excellentes (1920s)

If you’ve been in a humidor or read pretty much any cigar publication in recent years, you’re undoubtedly familiar with La Palina, the brand owned by…

Clay Roberts & Sam Phillips Join La Palina

La Palina has announced that Sam Phillips and Clay Roberts have both joined the company, being named president and chief operating officer, respectively, as well…

Bob Moreno Out at La Palina

On Monday, Bob Moreno’s tenure as La Palina’s vp of sales came to an end. The change comes nearly one year since Moreno was announced…

IPCPR 2015: La Palina

La Palina owner Bill Paley told halfwheel he enjoys controversy. If that’s the case, he’s having a great trade show. My booth visit to La Palina…

La Palina Family Series Returns at IPCPR 2015

While it’s been no secret that the La Palina Family Series was scheduled to return in full form at this year’s trade show, how it…