La Palina LP02

Cigar Review: La Palina LP02 Robusto

Back in October 2017, we reviewed the La Palina LP01 cigar, one of two in the Number series from La Palina Cigars. The other is the La Palina LP02 which is the subject of today’s review. Both the LP01 and LP02 were launched at last years IPCPR. The art for the marketing and packaging of[…]

La Palina Family Series Miami Pasha

La Palina Family Series Miami Pasha Cigar Review – It’s all about the family!

The year was 2009 when William “Bill” Paley resurrected his Grandfathers cigar line “La Palina Cigars” with the introduction of the Family Series cigar line. You may have read the interview we did with Bill back at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans where he described his story.  At that show he was featuring the[…]

La Palina Bronze label

La Palina Bronze Label Cigar Review – A Unique Flavor Journey

Late last year, Bill Paley and his La Palina team got together with Rocky Patel and released another TAA only blend to the market. TAA stands for Tobacconists’ Association of America, which is a group of large and influential retail cigar shop and lounge owners along with a select group of brand owners. Together, the[…]

General Cigars Inspirado Event

The Stogie Press Top Connecticut Cigars of 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MELBOURNE, FL – I know the lists just seem to keep flowing out the media. But as you know, and as I promise, every year we like to offer our list of the top Connecticut wrapped cigars for that year. The list always comes out in mid January after most have digested[…]

La Palina Classic Connecticut

La Palina Classic Connecticut Cigar Review

Turn the clock back – way back – all  the way to the 1800s. That is when the La Palina Classic was introduced by Sam Paley. Well it may not have been called the Classic but that is how long ago the first La Palina cigar was created. Sam Paley the grandfather of Bill Paley[…]

La Palina LP01

La Palina LP01 Cigar Review – It’s a Numbers Game

Bill  Paley and La Palina Cigars was not letting the new FDA cigar regulations stop him  from  pleasing his fans and lovers of La Palina cigars. At this years IPCPR the company announced a new line of cigars with fresh packaging from the boxes to the bands. Known as the Number Series, there is currently[…]

Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – Primera Parte

It is that time of the year again when Stogie Press starts to list the Top 25 Boutique cigars released in the year. Over the next three weeks we will be announcing the contenders for this coveted list. As in years past, we will announce 5 contenders at a time. The final Stogie Press Top 25[…]

La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro

La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Newly released at this years IPCPR, the La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro is one of the latest in new blends from William Paley and represents his first work with Nicaraguan leaf. In addition to venturing into Nicaragua, Mr. Paley has also partnered with A.J. Fernandez and his Tabacalera Fernandez factory for this creation. The  La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro[…]

La Palina MAduro

La Palina Maduro – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the La Palina Maduro cigar. I purchased this cigar from Corona Cigar Co. in Orlando Florida. La Palina is a brand notable for their quality construction and delicious flavor profiles, I have had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Paley in the[…]

La Palina Cigar Girls

Stogie Press Sits Down with Bill Paley of La Palina Cigars at IPCPR2015

Last year we spent some time doing an in-depth interview with Bill Paley, owner or La Palina cigars. We learned about the history of the company and the ties his family has to CBS radio. You can read that interview here if you like. This year Bill was rocking and rolling as the host of[…]

La Palina El Diario KBII Corona – Cigar Review

A nice cold front moved into central Florida this weekend and took the humidity down and lowered the heat. The Gar Cave is quite comfortable on these wonderful autumn  nights in Florida. A good evening to cook a steak on the grill and afterword  a enjoy a tasty smoke. This evening I chose the La[…]

Walking the IPCPR floor Day 3

Walking the IPCPR floor on day 3 As we walked the floor, we took it a little lighter today and sat longer with some of manufacturers as they seemed to have more time. We had some real nice chats with La Palina  Cigars, Veritas Cigars, and a special sit down with Willy Herrera of Drew Estate.[…]