Jochy Blanco’s La Galera brand now has a maduro offering. At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, the La Galera Maduro was officially launched. It was one of three new blends added to the La Galera line.
The La Galera Maduro complements the previously released La Galera Connecticut and La Galera Habano lines. In addition, the company unveiled the La Galera 1936 Box Pressed (a box press line), and the La Galera 80th Anniversary Limited Edition were introduced at this year’s IPCPR.
The La Galera Maduro features a San Andres Maduro wrapper over a Dominican Piloto Cubano binder. The filler is a mix of Dominican Criollo 98 and Dominican Piloto Cubano. The Dominican tobaccos come from Blanco’s farms.
The line is offered in six sizes – each packaged in 20 count boxes.
It was late last year when Blanco added the title of brand owner in addition to being a Dominican-based factory owner (Tabacalera Palma) and grower. This occurred when he acquired IndianHead Cigars – a portfolio of value-priced cigars. Concurrently, Blanco created La Galera, an all new brand which would fill the role of IndianHead’s premium cigar offerings.
At a glance, here is a look at the La Galera Maduro:
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Binder: Dominican Piloto Cubano
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano, Dominican Criollo 98
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Tabacalera Palma)
The brand pays homage to the cigar factory. “La Galera” refers to the roller’s room in the factory which is the heart of where the activity takes place. With the exception of the No. 1, each of the vitolas in the La Galera are named after items in the factory.
No. 1: 3 1/2 x 50
Chaveta: 5 x 50
Pegador: 6 x 46
Cortador: 6 x 52
Cabeza de Caracol: 7 x 52
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