|Shapes||Gordo, Lancero/Panatela, Robusto, Torpedo|
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La Palina’s rich history began in the late 1800’s. Their patriarch, Samuel Paley immigrated to Chicago from the Ukraine and immediately found work as a ‘lector’ in a cigar factory. By 1896 Sam had started his own factory with a cigar store nearby. Sam dubbed his factory, Congress Cigar Company and quickly gained the name ‘Mr. Sam’, a moniker given to him by his factory workers. After Sam’s retirement in 1926 the La Palina brand was all but forgotten, but now, Sam’s grandson has reinvented the brand in a big way. This addition to the La Palina line is well on its way to securing permanent residence in humidors across the globe.
Dubbed La Palina Classic, a milk-chocolaty Brazilian-grown Cuban-seed Habano wrapper leaf lays atop an Ecuadorian binder that hugs long-fillers from the Dominican and Nicaragua. At an everyday price-point, Classic is one of the best options out there. Featuring refined notes of earth, spice, caramel and a slight meaty nuance, Classic boasts excellent complexity all the way to the nub.
La Palina Classic received a well-deserved 93 rating noting: “Made with a Brazilian wrapper grown from Havana seed, the cigar is considerably nutty, bright and tangy, with a light chocolate finish.”