Once again, La Palina will release an exclusive cigar to the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA). According to a report by Cigar Aficionado, the La Palina Silver Label Toro will make its debut at the TAA’s annual convention being held at Casa de Campo from March 17 through March 21.
The report states the La Palina Silver Label will come from the El Paraiso cigar factory in Honduras. The blend consists of a Honduran wrapper, Costa Rican binder, and fillers from Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The cigar will come in one size – a 6 1/2 x 52 Toro.
The Silver Label has been positioned as the strongest La Palina blend to date.
This marks the fourth consecutive year La Palina has released a TAA Exclusive Cigar. Previous installments include:
Each of the previous La Palina TAA releases were moved into regular production a year later. The first installment Bill’s Blend was added as an extension to the La Palina Illumination line. The previous two installments, Bronze Label and Blue Label, were not only put into regular production but were expanded.
Typically TAA Exclusive Cigars are unveiled at the annual convention and made available to the approximately 80 retail members. The members come together at the annual convention and collectively make high volume purchases on cigars in exchange for exclusive promotions and pricing.
While other companies are expected to make TAA releases, very few make formal announcements on the products being offered to the TAA. The TAA also does not make formal announcements. The La Palina Silver Label joins Crowned Heads’ The Angel’s Anvil 2019, Eiroa Jamastran, and E.P. Carrillo La Historia 656 as TAA releases Cigar Coop has been able to confirm thus far.
At a glance, here is a look at the La Palina Silver Label:
Blend and Origin
Binder: Costa Rican
Filler: Costa Rican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: El Paraiso
Toro: 6 1/2 x 52