In this cigar conversation, we talk to Bill Paley of La Palina Cigars. We see a little bit of history in this video as Bill is smoking his very first La Palina El Diario KB II (Kill Bill II). We get to see Bill’s initial thoughts to how the cigar is smoking. Given La Palina is a company rich in history, it is appropriate that we see a little bit of company history in this video.
Bill will take us through the 2012 IPCPR offerings of La Palina which include the KB II, the La Palina Maduro, and the La Palina Classic. These offerings continue to help grow and evolve the La Palina portfolio. Bill also discusses a little of the La Palina Collection that was launched earlier this year – and in particular the first release of that line, the Goldie. Bill gives us a little preview of what is to come as he mentions another Goldie is coming later this year with a “larger format”.
We also discuss what where La Palina is as a company, some discussion on cigar rights, and industry trends. Bill is no doubt passionate about the cigar industry and it reflects in this video.
Editor’s Comment: I have to admit, I was a little nervous doing this video as I was
filming someone who was in a family that founded a media giant (CBS).
Bill could not have been nicer to take the time to talk to me.