The Resurrection of the Luxury Cigar Brand La Palina

September 20, 2012

When it comes to luxury cigar brands, people may be familiar with the La Palina Cigars and the wonderful story behind it.

Samuel Paley started the company in Chicago 1896.  Over the years the company has been through a lot of changes and incarnations with the owners carving out their names in the field of radio advertising and experiencing brief hiatus.  However, the company remained dedicated to the family and its tradition and decided to resurrect the brand in the year 2010 by offering several choice collections worthy of attention, which include the “Family Series”, “Goldie”, and the “El Diablo”.

At this time, the company is under the supervision of Bill Paley, son of William S. Paley and the grandson of Sam Paley.  In 1910, William joined the company but after the company’s radio advertisement, he found the broadcasting world interesting and was sucked into it, leading to his company’s break.  It was in June 2010 when Bill decided to resurrect La Palina and re-launch the company with its 1896 cigar series, a fitting dedication to the grandfather who started it all.

To resurrect the company, Bill was motivated to come up with the ideal luxury cigar for the Bahamas family retreat.  He wanted to honor the family legacy while keeping the Paley-style signature.  He was constantly thriving to create a cigar that provides consistent quality, easy burns and draws, and flawless construction.

The “Goldie” cigar took its name after Bill Paley’s grandmother Goldie Paley.  The whole Paley brand has her name and the cigar wrappers all feature her face.  The “Goldie” comes in limited edition and only available in 1,000 boxes.  Each box costs $150 and each cigar costs $15.  La Palina values the role of women through the years and honors them through the “Goldie” brand.  Also, the “Goldie” is the first-ever cigar brought to the market by women, with women’s expertise and detailed craftsmanship.

The “Family Series” offers 4 luxury cigars named after Bill’s family.  The Babe cigar was named after his fashion icon mother and the Pasha was after his father.  Both the Babe and the Pasha have creamy and light tastes with a little sweetness and spice.  The Alison (Bill’s wife) and Little Bill (Bill himself) comes with fragrant velvety feeling.  Naturally fermented, both cigars provide smooth smoke and a little spice.

The “El Diablo” series comes with straightforward blend of sweetness and spicy characteristics.  Most “El Diablo” cigars are rated high.  The Robusto, Gordo, and K.B. have received ratings of more than 90 from journals and magazines.

To know more about the cigar brand, the LaPalinaCigars.com website is available. 

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