Revived by Bill Paley Jr. in 2010, La Palina was originally started by his grandfather in Chicago in the mid-1800s. The brand soon gained traction and now includes several lines that have garnered several scores of 90 points or higher. Additionally, La Palina cigars are manufactured in all the major non-Cuban cigar producing countries—Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, etc—including Miami's legendary El Titan de Bronze factory.
Robusto 5.5 x 50
The smoke output is bountiful and the draw is clean on La Palina's Red Label, with notes of ligero spice, an earthy intensity, and a finish of white pepper. The ash is rich and dark, the construction flawless, and the burn consistent.
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua