A Complete Guide To La Palina Cigars

A classic cigar brand that was first established in 1896, La Palina was given new life in 2010 when it was resurrected by Bill Paley, grandson of original brand founder Sam Paley. Offering a diverse line-up of elegant blends adorned in classic looks and geared to accommodate today’s discerning smokers, La Palina has gained a loyal following among those who demand the finest in luxury cigar excellence. Browse our full selection of La Palina cigars below and get familiar with this prolific and storied NYC brand.

La Palina Black Label

W – Brazil

B – Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

F – Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Full

Origin: Dominican Republic

Sporting sturdy dual binders from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic and a ligero filler blend to match, the mighty La Palina Black Label comes cloaked in a Brazilian Bahiano wrapper leaf to cap off its copious bold flavors. Deep notes of dried fruit, cocoa, espresso, sweet oak, and more lead the way through the Black Label’s rich and rewarding profile. Most things in life that are this satisfying come with a warning label, so I’ll give you one: Smoke slowly and revel in the pleasure.

La Palina Blue Label

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Nicaragua, Honduras

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Daringly complex and deceptively smooth, the La Palina Blue Label cigar gets its lush labyrinth of layered flavors from a blend recipe of a dark Honduran Habano wrapper over a Honduran binder and fine fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. With an effortless burn and draw performance, the Blue Label leaves the palate coated in dense tones of earth, black pepper, cedar, sweet citrus, and more.

La Palina Bronze Label

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

A hearty, Habano-wrapped Honduran cigar handcrafted at Nestor Plasencia’s factory in El Paraiso, the La Palina Bronze Label is medium in body and flush in layered, full flavors. Combining rich Honduran wrapper, binder, and filler tobaccos with the perfect touch of Nicaraguan filler leaves, the Bronze Label exudes crisp cedar, cocoa powder, black pepper, and earthy undertones as it burns.

La Palina Classic Connecticut

W – Ecuador

B – Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Repubic, Nicaragua

Strength: Mellow-medium

Origin: Honduras

A laidback smoke that’s true to its name, the La Palina Classic Connecticut offers creamy taste in delicious spades. This mellow blend wears a flawless Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a choice combination of long-fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua to conjure up its smooth ensemble of cedar, leather, and caramel tasting notes. Fire it up at any time of day and become immersed in classic, cool-burning flavor.

La Palina Classic Maduro

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Honduras

Deliciously dark in flavor with a solid medium body, the La Palina Classic Maduro is a sophisticated smoke that leaves a heavy impression on the palate. Fresh black pepper, Cuban coffee, cocoa bean, and salted earth tasting notes pour freely in each generous draw, creating an alluring swirl of premium flavor that never goes out of style.

La Palina Classic Natural

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

About as “classic” as cigar flavor gets, the La Palina Classic Natural uses a combination of dense tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua to serve up a balanced profile with layered tones of caramel, hazelnut, and spice with earthy undertones. The aromas might remind you of pleasant days gone by when someone is enjoying the timeless charm of the La Palina Classic Natural in your immediate vicinity.

La Palina Classic Rosado

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Honduras

The unique La Palina Classic Rosado puts the apex of strength and refinement in the palm of your hand. Showcasing a Honduran Rosado wrapper leaf over Honduran binder and a 3-nation filler blend from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, & Nicaragua, this flavorful gem shines with bright tones of leather, cedar, pepper, and rich coffee backed by a formidable full body.

La Palina El Ano 1896 Oscuro

W – Mexico

B – Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Full

Origin: Dominican Republic

Named in tribute to the storied brand’s founding year, the La Palina El Ano 1896 Oscuro conveys a wealth of delicious subtleties through its commanding tasting profile. A textured and oily San Andres wrapper adorns this rich mix of Dominican long-fillers to deliver an intriguing, strong, sophisticated smoke. Gorgeous tones of deep earth, bold espresso, cocoa powder, walnut, white pepper, and hints of smoky leather reveal themselves slowly and steadily as you indulge.

La Palina El Diario

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Showcasing the gentler side of the brand, La Palina’s 90-rated El Diario is rolled using a well-aged blend of Honduran Corojo 99 rosado wrapper over dual Honduran Criollo 98 binders and a balanced blend of Nicaraguan Corojo 99 and Honduran Criollo 98 filler leaves. This carefully-selected arrangement of vintage tobaccos results in an elegant array of medium-bodied flavors with tones of sweetness, spice, and cocoa powder leading the way. The El Diario exhibits exemplary balance while providing a lively and flavorful experience.

La Palina Family Series

W – Ecuador/Costa Rica

B – Costa Rica

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Mellow-medium

Origin: USA

Offered in a collection of unique sizes, all named for members of the Paley family whom we have to thank for the long-standing La Palina legacy, the Family Series cigar is a silky masterpiece with lovely layered flavors. Tones of cream, toast, caramel, and gentle spice dance harmoniously across the palate with each smooth puff, creating a mellow mood to reflect, unwind, and revel in.

La Palina Goldie

W – Ecuador

B – Ecuador

F – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: USA

The storied La Palina Goldie cigar is sadly no longer available for purchase at the time of this writing. The fact that I’ve chosen to include it in this list anyway speaks to its palate-pleasing prowess and overall impact on the industry. For many years during its existence, the Goldie’s construction was entrusted to the hands of a single master Cuban roller, Maria Sierra, who retired in 2017. Crafted using Ecuadorian wrapper and binder leaves over a choice selection of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, the Goldie’s legacy was its effortlessly enjoyable and rounded profile. Sweet with notes of fruit and brown sugar, the Goldie was woody and herbal at its core and left behind an enticing rich aroma. Here’s hoping we haven’t seen the last of this legendary blend.

La Palina Illumination

W – Ecuador

B – Ecuador

F – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: USA

A beacon of hope for fans of the discontinued Goldie cigar, the La Palina Illumination was intended as a modified and more affordable version of the Goldie when it first hit shelves in 2016. Fast-forward to today, and this medium-bodied blend’s woody profile marked with sweet honey, cashew, and vanilla tones and touches of fresh pepper still smokes as smoothly as ever, outlasting the blend that provided its inspiration.

La Palina Mr. Sam

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: USA

Showcasing a dark and distinguished Ecuadorian Habano wrapper around an all-Nicaraguan interior blend, La Palina’s Mr. Sam was named in honor of Samuel Paley, original founder of La Palina Cigars.
Medium in body and complex in character, Mr. Sam lights up to a heavy taste of earth with many subtleties before transitioning to a nutty and cedary profile marked with a gentle, satisfying sweetness.

La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Draping a rustic and oily Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper leaf over a dense blend of flavor-heavy Nicaraguan tobaccos, the La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut is smooth in delivery of its rich character. Carrying the creamy and nutty qualities of fine Connecticut leaves into a complex swirl of vibrant tasting tones with expressions of woodiness, earth, coffee, pepper, roasted nut, and honey, this medium-bodied blend is hearty on the palate with a beautifully-sweet finish.

La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Using the tobacco talents of cigar industry star A.J. Fernandez, the team at La Palina has unleashed a charming beast of a smoke in the La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro. Combining an oily, chocolate-brown Ecuadorian Oscuro wrapper with potent and flavorful Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, the La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro conjures up smooth and heavy notes of dark chocolate, leather, and oak with many tasty nuances. Masterfully balanced in full flavor and crafted with precision at Tabacalera Fernandez in Esteli, these gorgeously presented slow-burners will not disappoint.

La Palina Red Label

W – Ecuador

B – Ecuador

F – Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Mellow-medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

Expertly rolled in the Dominican Republic by the masters at PDR cigars, the La Palina Red Label delivers a full, palate-coating flavor that defies its easygoing strength level. Combining a flawless Habano wrapper and sturdy binder with a careful mix of Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers, this mellow-medium-bodied cigar exudes a stunning bouquet of woody and creamy tasting notes with undertones of peppery spice that tie the whole dazzling profile together. The Red Label is great for special occasions, even if the occasion is simply an evening of kicking back with the finest.

La Palina Silver Label

W – Honduras

B – Costa Rica

F – Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

Limited to just 1,000 boxes produced, the La Palina Silver Label gets its strikingly full character from a precise blend of select tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Bold in taste with tones of earth, spice, cocoa, citrus, and more, the Silver Label manages to stay smooth despite its great depth and range of flavors.

La Palina White Label

W – Honduras

B – Mexico

F – Dominican Republic, Mexico

Strength: Honduras

Origin: Honduras

Achieving delicious new heights of complexity for a mellow cigar, the La Palina White Label is wrapped in a glowing Honduran Connecticut leaf and filled with amazing Mexican and Dominican tobaccos. With an easygoing strength level and super-smooth delivery, the White Label conveys copious tones of silky earth, espresso, smoky cedar, and more.

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