It’s a busy week for La Palina Cigars as the company ships not only two new sizes of La Palina Goldie, but also its White Label Toro, a smoke made exclusively for retail members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America.
The Palina Goldie is an annual version that usually comes out in one size, but this year there will be two: Laguito # 1, measuring a slim 7-by-38 ring and Prominente, a larger 6 1/2 cigar. of 48. Available only to retailers who attended PCA in July. Last year’s Laguito # 6 was the thickest Goldie yet, while these two will be some of the thinnest.
Made at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, both sizes are topped with the iconic fan-tail caps commonly seen on Goldies and feature an Ecuador Habano cape, Ecuadorian binding, and a mix of Dominican fillers. and Nicaraguan (the latter of which includes a small amount of medio tiempo).
The total production of Laguito n Â° 1 is limited to 1000 boxes and only 300 boxes for the Prominente. Half of the cigars are shipped this week while the second half is expected to ship in October. Both sizes of La Palina Goldie come in boxes of 10 units and retail for $ 23 per cigar.
Originally slated as a TAA exclusive for 2020, the La Palina White Label TAA Exclusive Toro is also on its way to retailers. The cigar has been delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak and in the meantime White Label production has shifted from Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s HATSA factory in Honduras to an undisclosed factory in Nicaragua with a different mix. . The original version was supposed to have a wrapper from Ecuador Connecticut with internal Nicaraguan tobaccos, but now White Label includes a wrapper of Connecticut seeds grown in Honduras, a Mexican binder and filler San AndrÃ©s from Mexico, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. .
At 6 by 50, these White Label Toros are limited to a production of 1,000 boxes of 20 cigars and sell for $ 10 per smoke.