At the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, La Palina Cigars chose to introduce the sixth installment of the La Palina Goldie. The 2017 installment is a traditional 6 x 52 Toro and simply has the name – the La Palina Goldie Toro.
The Goldie line was created as a tribute to Goldie Drell Paley, the wife of Sam Paley – who originally founded the La Palina brand back in 1896. It is meant to be a tribute to the accomplishments of women in the cigar industry. Once again, Miami’s El Titan de Bronze will be the factory where the Goldie is made and once again the roller will be Maria Sierra. Sierra is a 95 rated, category 9 roller trained by Fidel Castro’s personal roller Eduardo Rivera Izarri as well as Avelino Lara (Cohiba). The blend incorporates a high priming medio tiempo leaf – something only found in about 10 percent of tobacco plants.
As in previous years, the La Palina Goldie is packaged in 10-count boxes.
It was in 2012 when the Goldie made its debut in a 6 x 38 Petite Lancero known as the Laguito No. 2. That cigar went on to capture the 2012 Cigar Coop Cigar of the Year. Since then, the Goldie has become an annual release with each year’s edition in a different size.
The La Palina Goldie Toro continues a pattern of thin versus thicker ring gauges in alternating years. 2012, 2014, and 2016 featured cigars under a 50 ring gauge while 2013, 2015, and now 2017, featured cigars with a ring gauge of 50 and above.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: United States (El Titan de Bronze)