Cigar Insider

Two New La Palinas Heading To Retail - “The first will be a full-production of the limited La Palina Mr. Sam from last year… Paley also said that he will be releasing a full-bodied line later in 2014.” Read the full articleMarch 18, 2014

Cigar Federation

Cigar March Madness - “La Palina Goldie No.5″ Read the full articleMarch, 2014

The Average Joe’s Cigar

La Palina Classic Robusto - “The draw as smooth and easy and you will get plenty of tasty smoke. Well balanced to the end, this cigar has a bit of both sweetness and spice that is very flavorful.” Read the full reviewSpring, 2014

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina Classic Toro - “…this is the second year in a row a La Palina has placed on our Top 25… Made with a Brazilian wrapper grown from Havana seed, the cigar is considerably nutty, bright and tangy with a light chocolate finish.” Download the full articleSpring, 2014

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina Maduro “56″ - “Draped in a near-black cover leaf, this Churchill offers plenty of sweet and tangy notes that range from marshmallow and chocolate to sour cherry. Complex and interesting.” Download the full articleSpring, 2014

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina Classic Short Robusto - “A short, squat smoke with flat head, a fine draw and an even burn. The smoke has sweet notes of brown sugar and molasses with a salted cedar quality. Very pleasant.” Download the full articleSpring, 2014

Cigar & Spirits

Top 20 Cigars 2013 - “#1 La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 5 – Blended with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and filler leaves from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua… there are Cuban-esque flavors in this cigar.” Download the full articleMarch/April, 2014

Cigar Insider

Best Cigars This Issue - “La Palina Classic Lancero: This cigar has a bold and powerful woody quality, complemented by notes of licorice, coffee bean and caramel.” Download the full reviewFebruary 4, 2014

Cigar Snob

La Palina Classic Lancero - “Creamy and smooth with toasty notes accented by nuts, spice and coffee. This mild to medium cigar produces a high smoke output along an easy draw and razor sharp burn.” Download the full articleJanuary/February, 2014

Cigar Federation

Review: La Palina Mr. Sam - “People refer to cigars as ‘box worthy’ and I like using that as a point of reference.  The Mr. Sam is ‘case worthy…’ The Mr. Sam is unequivocally one of the best cigars I smoked in 2013.” Read the full reviewJanuary 15, 2014

Cigar Vixen

#4 Pick of Cigar Vixen’s top 5 for 2013 - “I’m getting some notes of espresso, a little bit of a sweet cedar… some cocoa and a little bit of a coffee… Definitely a stronger cigar, I would like to add a box of these to my collection.” Watch the full reviewJanuary, 2014

StogieNet.com

StogieNet.com’s Top 25 Cigars of 2013 - “#9 La Palina Mr. Sam – The extremely limited Mr. Sam didn’t disappoint in any area. Construction, complexity, everything about this cigar was spot on… La Palina is one to watch, folks.” Read the full articleJanuary 1, 2014

Cigar Dojo

Cigar Brand of the Year - “Their spectacular releases in the ‘La Palina Collection’ in particular are some of the most excellent cigars available today.” Download the full articleJanuary 1, 2014

Cigar Journal

Cigar Journal Top 25 of 2013 Revealed - “#8 La Palina El Diario KB II. At the end of the year we take time to look back and compare the outstanding cigars we have smoked once again. The “Top 25 of 2013″ are our absolute favorites from the 2013 tastings.” Read the full articleJanuary, 2014

Cigar & Spirits

La Palina Classic Lancero, Goldie Laguito No. 5, Mr. Sam - “A dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper surrounds binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. Richly flavored, there are notes of pepper and cedar with some definite sweetness.” Download the full reviewJanuary, 2014

Cigar Insider

Cigar Insider’s Top Scores of 2013 - “La Palina Classic Toro – Dominican Republic – 93″ Download the full listDecember 17, 2013

Bourbon & Broadleaf

La Palina El Diario Cigar Review - “The taste of this cigar is really just superb… my god, I can not really stress to you how good this was. I would easily match this cigar up against big name cigars like Montecristo, Ashton and My Father. ” Read the full reviewDecember 11, 2013

Cigar Snob

La Palina El Diario Gordo - “Covered with a dark and oily wrapper, this flavorful and complex blend develops into a medium plus body with rich flavors of sweet cream, nougat, and spice. Burns slow and steady with a firm draw.” Download the full reviewDecember, 2013

Cigar Aficionado

The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2013 - “La Palina Classic Toro – Made with a Brazilian wrapper grown from Havana seed, the cigar is considerably nutty, bright and tangy, with a light chocolate finish.” Read the full reviewDecember, 2013

StickReview

Top 10 Cigars of 2013 - “I’m getting a little bit of cocoa and a little bit of pepper on the tip of your tongue… Very flavorful, very complex and very enjoyable. I highly recommend the La Palina Maduro 50.” Watch the full reviewDecember, 2013

Cigar Nubs

La Palina Mr. Sam Review - “The Mr. Sam starts out with a bang…a flavor bang… In my opinion, the cigars coming out of La Palina are some of the most exciting in the industry.” Read the full reviewDecember 2, 2013

Cigar Journal

La Palina Maduro 50, La Palina Collection Mr. Sam - “Cedar wood and nutmeg aromas marry here with chili “ Download the full reviewWinter, 2013

Robb Report

La Palina Mr. Sam - “Hand rolled in Miami’s Little Havana, this 43/4 x 54 robusto carries the nickname that factory workers gave to La Palina president Bill Paley’s grandfather…” Download the full articleDecember, 2013

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina Classic Lancero - “The finish is toasty with a touch of dried orange peel on the palate.” Download the full reviewDecember, 2013

Katman

La Palina Classic Lancero Cigar Review - “The robusto was a flavor bomb but this Lancero is giving the robusto a run for its money…. I am most impressed with the construction of this cigar. It is totally flawless.” Read the full articleNovember 11, 2013

Cigar Snob

La Palina El Diario - “Featuring a balanced profile of roasted nuts and sweet cream complemented by pepper and wood notes, this medium bodied cigar is well-constructed and consistent.” Download the full articleOctober, 2013

Dawn.com

Rolling for the elite - “…in Miami a niche industry is growing, centered on a few dozen elite Cuban rollers who make special edition cigars that sell for as much as $700 per box in Europe.” Read the full articleFall, 2013

Cigar Insider

Tasting Report: La Palina Classic Lancero - “A toasty lancero that intensifies with each puff. Woody notes become bold and strong with hints of spicy licorice, coffee bean and caramel.” Download the full reviewOctober 22, 2013

Cigar & Spirits

Top 20 Cigars: La Palina – Goldie Laguito No. 2, El Diario KB, Classic 5 x 52 - “This unique cigar is limited in production to 1,000 boxes of 10. A long, thin cigar, the construction is superb with a great draw and even burn.” Download the full reviewFall, 2013

Black Book of Cigars II

Highly Recommended – La Palina Maduro - “Overall the cigar had a rich and very spicy flavor profile with a long finish and full body. Extremely well made.” Download the full reviewFall, 2013

Smoke Magazine

La Palina Maduro 56, El Diario Kill Bill 2 - “A lush and decadent monster. The dark flavors kept me interested throughout the entire smoke… nothing could stop me buying these palate pounders.” Download the full reviewFall, 2013

Cigar Journal

La Palina - “Cigar Journal’s Best Cigars of the Year award winners recognition at InterTabac trade show in Dortmund, Germany.” Download the articleOctober, 2013

Town & Country

La Palina Cigars - “Invaluable… with Ralph Lauren, Hibiki and Tivoli…” Download the full articleOctober, 2013

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina El Diaro Churchill - “The firm draw of this cigar eventually opens to show woody flavors that take on touches of almond, cedar and fresh wintergreen.” Download the full reviewOctober, 2013

Stogie Review

La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 5 - “The cigar had excellent burn the whole time and had a long finish. A truly epic cigar. Is it worth the $18.00 price tag? I would definitely say yes. Highly recommend, box worthy.” Read the full reviewSeptember 3, 2013

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina Collection Mr. Sam - “La Palina has another winner on their hands with the Mr. Sam.  One thing I can count on is that each new La Palina blend delivers its own story in terms of the cigar experience – and Mr. Sam clearly does this.” Read the full reviewAugust 30, 2013

Seth’s Humidor

La Palina Classic Short Robusto - “The construction was solid from beginning to end and it had a core flavor profile that was very tasty. I am giving this cigar a solid 90 and I look forward to smoke the additional vitolas.” Read the full reviewAugust 30, 2013

Cigar Insider

La Palina Collection - “The La Palina Classic line is the least expensive of the La Palina lines, but has scored very well in our taste tests: the four original sizes scored an average of 89.8 points in the April 30 Cigar Insider.” Download the full reviewAugust 27, 2013

Stogie Review

La Palina Mr. Sam - “The cigar has nice notes of wood, buttery sweetness and spice. La Palina has been producing some very well made and flavor cigars and this one is no exception.” Read the full reviewAugust 26, 2013

Stogie Rite

La Palina El Diario Churchill - “The cigar has a pretty even burn, a nice draw, and decent smoke output… This stick is definitely worth the price” Read the full reviewSummer, 2013

Cigar Nubs

La Palina Goldie Review - “Perhaps more interesting than the flavors was the smoke, which is almost syrupy in texture, coating the palate with those rich, creamy flavors mentioned above. The way this feels is incredibly unique, and makes the experience of smoking a Goldie both elegant and delicate.” Read the full reviewAugust 12, 2013

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina Mr. Sam (La Palina Collection) - “This was a great smoke and very different than any other cigar La Palina has released… The construction on the cigar was terrific and it was a beautiful smoke in that sense with the flavors it has offered.” Read the full reviewAugust 6, 2013

Kingdom

La Palina Cigars - “These authentic South American cigars are richly-flavored but so well balanced that some smokers have commented that they are the perfect choice for daily enjoyment.” Download the full articleAugust, 2013

Tobacconist

La Palina Releases Goldie Laguito No. 5 - “The Goldie is blended with the prized Medio Tiempo leaf, found on only 10 percent of tobacco plants. The La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 5 embodies the tradition, expertise and passion of women in the cigar industry.” Download the full articleAugust, 2013

Cigar Journal

La Palina El Diario KB II - “In the first few draws on this long Corona you will perceive spices and plenty of pepper, which are then added to by leathery aromas and a restrained sweetness.” Download the full reviewAugust, 2013

Cigar Journal

La Palina El Diario KB II - “In the first few draws on this long Corona you will perceive spices and plenty of pepper, which are then added to by leathery aromas and a restrained sweetness.” Download the full reviewAugust, 2013

Cigar & Spirits

La Palina – Goldie Laguito No.2 - “A long, think cigar, the construction is superb with a great draw and even burn. Notes of wood and nuts with a hint of cinnamon are present on the palate.” Download the full reviewAugust, 2013

Cigar Press

La Palina Maduro - “The draw was incredibly smooth, like a straw… Overall the cigar had a rich and very spicy flavor profile with a long finish and full body. Extremely well made.” Download the full reviewAugust, 2013

Cigar Press

KB II - “A smooth and easy draw let big clouds of creamy smoke through to the palate… Medium body all around with a long finish. Great construction with a mostly even burn.” Download the full reviewAugust, 2013

Cigar Journal

Best Cigar USA: La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No 2 - “The Cigar Trophies are awarded annually for outstanding accomplishments and are considered the highest accolades in the branch. They are adjudicated by readers of the Cigar Journal.” Read the full articleSummer, 2013

Stogie Rate

La Palina, El Diario, Torpedo - “Once again I can say, that the La Palina El Diario is an excellent smoke and a great addition to the long lineage of outstanding cigars under this famous brand. This is a tasty smoke and a must-try for most cigar smokers.” Read the full reviewSummer, 2013

Stogie Rate

La Palina, Maduro, 50 (Toro) - “Overall, the La Palina Maduro 50 was medium in strength and medium-full in body and flavor. This is another solid offering from La Palina and is sure to delight the maduro lovers in the crowd. In summary, I give this cigar an enthusiastic two thumbs up.” Read the full review. Summer, 2013

Esquire

The Esquire Gift Guide - “La Palina Classic Robusto cigars” View the Pinterest board2013

Smoke Magazine

La Palina Classic Robusto - “Easy fire-up, easy draw, perfect burn. Ash held til’ I feared for it… Bold taste. This cigar came out swinging like a pre-planned strike… I found it versatile and enjoyable.” Download the full review2013

Smoke Magazine

La Palina Collection Goldie Unveiling - “Bill Paley… unveiled the initial 1,500 box release the second cigar in the La Palina Collection Goldie… also present was master roller Maria Sierra.” Download the full article2013

Cigar Aficionado

Moving to Miami - “Last year [Maria Sierra] made a limited edition cigar for Bill Paley’s La Palina brand… Sierra is the only one who rolls these smokes for La Palina. Only 25,000 [Goldie Laguito No. 5's] are scheduled for production.” Download the full articleAugust, 2013

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina Classic Toro / El Diario KB II - “This delicious smoke is full of warming spice flavors and a distinct nuttiness. It’s bright and tangy on the palate, and takes on a light chocolate finish.” Download the full reviewAugust, 2013

Stogie Fresh

Cigar News July 2013 - “Next up is the La Palina Maduro 40. This new size to the Maduro line will be 6-inches in length by 40 ring gauge. Last but not least will be an addition to their La Palina Collection. It will be called the Mr. Sam and is a tribute to Bill Paley’s grandfather Samuel, who founded the La Palina cigar brand.” Download the full review. July 23, 2013

IPCPR

Best-In-Show - Medium Exhibitor 3-5 Booths – La Palina. July 23, 2013

Leaf & Grape

IPCPR 2013 – A Moment With Bill Paley From La Palina Cigars - “Today we spend time with Bill Paley, brand owner of La Palina Cigars.  In this interview, Paley talks about the all-new La Palina Goldie Laguito No.5″ Watch the full videoJuly 19, 2013

Toasted Foot

Cigar Review: La Palina Classic Robusto - “The La Palina Classic Robusto is an ideal ‘everyday cigar’.  It offers solid construction and an inviting flavor profile, as a medium-bodied smoke it’s highly approachable and enjoyable for any smoker.” Read the full reviewJuly 18, 2013

Cigar Journal

La Palina Mr. Sam Debuts at IPCPR - “The La Palina Collection Mr. Sam is robusto (4.75×54) in a limited production of 850 boxes of 10 rolled at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, FL. A dark Ecuadorian wrapper surrounds a Nicaraguan binder and filler.” Read the full articleJuly 18, 2013

Halfwheel

IPCPR 2013: La Palina - “La Palina may be one of the most relaxed and inviting booths at IPCPR, with some comfy chairs, embroidered pillows and a vibe that make you feel like you’re in Bill Paley’s den… You’ve heard about the La Palina Goldie No.5 – it was on display and didn’t last long, as word was all 2,500 ten-count boxes sold out sometime Monday.” Read the full articleJuly 16, 2013

Cigar Journal

La Palina debuts an addition to its Collection: Mr. Sam - “As a Tribute to Samuel Paley, the La Palina Collection will unveil the Mr. Sam at the 2013 IPCPR Show in Las Vegas. The La Palina Collection Mr. Sam is a limited production of 850 boxes of 10.” Read the full articleJuly 9, 2013

Cigar Journal

3 New Sizes of La Palina Classic - “La Palina has added three new sizes to its La Palina Classic line. The new sizes include a 7×38 Lancero, 5.5×42 Corona, and a 4.5×58 Short Robusto. All Classic sizes are presented in boxes of 20.” Read the full articleJuly 2, 2013

HabanosNut

La Palina IPCPR News - “As a tribute to Samuel Paley, the La Palina Collection will unveil the Mr. Sam at the 2013 IPCPR show in Las Vegas… Mr. Sam was rolled at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, FL. A dark Ecuadorian wrapper surrounds a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan filler, creating a beautifully crafted blend that is rich with flavor.” Read the full articleJuly 2, 2013

Tobacconist

La Palina releases Goldie Laguito No. 5 - “Master roller Maria Sierra, who signed each numbered box, rolled the entire La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 5 release…The Goldie is blended with the prized Medio Tiempo leaf, found on only 10 percent of tobacco plants.” Read the full articleJune, 2013

The Cigar Lector

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario Kill Bill - “The cigar burnt well from start to finish, exhibiting bold, savory flavors that kept my mouth watering in anticipation of the next draw… Overall, a superb cigar and a must try for anyone looking for a medium-full body cigar in a small format.” Read the full reviewJune 30, 2013

Cigar Coop

Cigar Preview: La Palina Collection: Mr Sam - “La Palina Cigars has announced its second blend, and third overall release in the La Palina Collection… The blend of the La Palina Collection: Mr. Sam will consist of Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler.” Read the full articleJune 28, 2013

Cigar Inspector

La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 5 - “This was a perfectly constructed cigar with a lot of character. It was very complex and the profile can appeal to novice and experienced cigar smokers… I would highly recommend it to any fellow aficionados.” Read the full reviewJune 25, 2013

Katman

Cigar Review – La Palina Goldie Laguito No.5 - “I am finishing out the cigar and, yes, I highly recommend it… We end up with a classic medium bodied cigar. A cigar full of wonderful flavors. And a true cigar experience.” Read the full reviewJune 24, 2013

Cigar Journal

La Palina El Diario KB II - “In the first few draws on this long Corona you will perceive spices and plenty of pepper… Fruity notes, earthy aromas and a much stronger spicy flavor round off this rather strong cigar.” Download the full reviewSummer, 2013

Cigar Insider

Cigar Review: La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 5 - “This delicious smoke is full of warming spice flavors and a distinct nuttiness. It’s bright and tangy on the palate, and takes on a light chocolate finish.” Download the full reviewJune 11, 2013

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 5 - “This cigar is nothing short of a grand slam home run… Without a doubt, this cigar is going to be a front-runner for our Best New Vitola of 2013.” Read the full reviewJune 11, 2013

New York Magazine

Father’s Day Gift Guide - “La Palina Pasha Cigars” Download the full articleJune 11, 2013

ABC 12 – KSAT

Steve Spriester explores Miami-Cuba connection - “A big part of the Cuba-Miami connection – the cigars… As a matter of fact Maria came from Cuba, she was trained by Fidel Castro’s personal cigar maker.” Watch the full videoJune 6, 2013

Town & Country

The Source Book - “La Palina Family Series Pasha cigars (box of 10)” Read the full articleJune/July, 2013

Musings Of A Cranky Old Man

Bill Paley and the Goldie Laguito No. - “The draw in is spot on and the same can be said for the burn. Construction is nothing short of perfection. Halfway in and sharp spice notes with a cinnamon aftertaste dominate.” Read the full reviewMay 29, 2013

Cigar Snob

La Palina Maduro - “This cigar has a core of earthy and spicy flavors accented by rich notes of chocolate, coffee, and wood. Produces a good volume of smoke along a perfect draw.” Download the full reviewMay/June, 2013

Cigar Craig

Undercrown, La Palina, CyB and Tortuga Cigars - “These are nice smokes, heavy on the coffee and dark flavors I relish in a cigar… I will purchase these to have on hand as they are a darned satisfying smoke.’” Read the full articleMay 21, 2013

Ocean Drive

La Palina’s Goldie Laguito No. 5 - “…the wrapper features a portrait of Goldie Drell Paley, the wife of La Palina founder Samuel Paley. Says Sierra, ‘The La Palina Collection Goldie line truly embodies the tradition of our industry and the contributions of women within it.’” Read the full articleMay 21, 2013

Stogie Fresh

Episode 361 La Palina Maduro 50 - “The Honduran made La Palina Maduro has a naturally processed Mexican maduro wrapper that is grown in the famed San Andrés Valley and is hand-selected for its distinctive color and texture.’” Listen to the podcastMay 19, 2013

Gotham Magazine

La Palina Launches Limited Edition Cigar - “Meet the Goldie Laguito No. 5… with Sierra attending to the new Goldie Laguito No. 5, a harmonious mix is ensured.” Read the full articleMay 15, 2013

Cigar Insider

New Size of La Palina Goldie Collection Goes on Sale - “The La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 5 is made with the same blend as the first Goldie… A sample smoke of the new cigar showed some pleasant cedary spice and a touch of warm caramel that grew in intensity as the cigar was smoked.” Read the full articleMay 14, 2013

Cigar Insider

La Palina El Diario KB II - “90 points – Dried cherries and a burst of pepper come through on this long corona, which has a sweet finish that hints of nutmeg. It’s attractively rolled, with a three-seam cap.” Read the full reviewMay 14, 2013

New York Post

We hear… we hear… - “Fidel Castro’s former cigar roller Maria Sierra will roll La Palina stogies at the Nat Sherman Townhouse tomorrow” Read the full articleMay 8, 2013

Cigar Federation

La Palina Classic Toro 5×52 - “This cigar is an incredible value in my opinion, and I highly suggest this… Hats off to the people at La Palina for creating such a complex value blend, as it will surely make my top list of reviews for 2013.” Read the full reviewMay 6, 2013

Cigar Insider

La Palina Classic Toro - “93 Points – This delicious smoke is full of warming spice flavors and a distinct nuttiness. It’s bright and tangy on the palate, and takes on a light chocolate finish.” Read the full reviewApril 30, 2013

Gator Nation One

Fishing with a La Palina Maduro - “‘The ending of it proved to be a spectacular as the rest giving a cavalcade of flavors that permeate the senses and bring ones palate to extreme bliss… the La Palina Maduro is a pure win of a smoke and one deserving to be sought after.” Read the full articleApril 17, 2013

Facciamo Puff

Mythical Import – Press Releases – La Palina Cigars - “‘I am excited to announce that Mythical Cigars Europe will be the European importer and distributor for La Palina Cigars’, states Mark Hendriksen, CEO of Mythical Cigars Europe.” Read the full articleApril 17, 2013

Stogie Review

La Palina Classic Robusto Cigar - “The cigar has a nice long finish throughout and you can really detect the spice on the back of the palette after some of the other notes have faded away. Overall a very well made and blended maduro. Highly recommended.” Read the full articleApril 15, 2013

Passion For Luxury

Cigar Review – La Palina Maduro - “…it’s nice to see a world class, limited edition cigar released – produced exclusively by women – that celebrates the significant role that women have played in the tobacco industry.” Read the full articleApril 15, 2013

Katman

La Palina The Lady’s Cigar - “I could smoke these cigars all day long… The cigar finishes out full bodied. And very full flavored. This was a delightful experience.” Read the full articleApril 14, 2013

Scene

La Palina Classic Robusto Cigar - “The Sun recently reported that [Jay-Z] invited a professional cigar roller on his ‘Legends of the Summer’ world tour.” Read the full articleApril, 2013

Halfwheel

Redux: La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “Construction-wise, the La Palina is excellent in regards to both burn and draw… Smoke production is copious, and as before the nub comes nowhere close to getting hot… A great cigar that is well worth the money.” Read the full reviewMarch 20, 2013

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario KB II (Kill Bill II) - “This is a great line extension by the El Diario.  As far as comparisions with the original KB, I found that the KB II is so much more than just a longer KB… As for myself, I consider this is another box-worthy vitola in the El Diario line.” Read the full reviewMarch 20, 2013

Tiki Bar Online

Cigar Review: La Palina Kill Bill II - “While I did recommend the original Kill Bill as a very fine smoking experience, I find this one even easier to recommend due to its very fair price point… The body and strength were in the high-medium to medium-to-full range and the flavor was full and pleasant the entire length of the stick.” Read the full reviewMarch 5, 2013

Town & Country

On the Road - La Palina Cigars. Download the full articleMarch, 2013

Elite Traveler

La Palina Cigars  Download the full article. March / April, 2013

Cigar Press

La Palina Classic Robusto - “The cigar had a smooth draw with an upfront creamy texture that slowly developed peppery spices through the nose, which also lingered on the finish.” Read the full reviewMarch, 2013

Houston Magazine

Organizational Epiphanies - “The Robusto is a handmade cigar made of the finest tobacco leaves, aged and fermented, selected and blended by master artisans. This medium-bodied citar is ideal for daily enjoyment or weekend aficionados.” Read the full articleMarch, 2013

Cigar Aficionado

ProCigar and the Joy of Pig Snout - “He also showed me a tray full of toros, some in dark maduro wrappers, others wearing lighter, reddish cover leaves—prototypes for some of his contract brands… Next year’s La Palina? [Abe Flores] wouldn’t say, but I grabbed some nonetheless.” Read the full articleFebruary 26, 2013

Puff.com

Padilla Series ’68 Review and the La Palina Classic Review - “Once sparked, the La Palina Classic displays a perfect burn… Once all is said and done, I can easily say that the La Palina Classic Toro is a solid cigar.” Read the full reviewFebruary 13, 2013

New York Post

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide - “Keep the spark alive with this box of 10 ‘Babe’ cigars, from the La Palina Family Series” Read the full articleFebruary 7, 2013

Stogie Guys

Quick Smoke: La Palina El Diario KB - “El Diario is a full-bodied blend with a Honduran wrapper, double binders, and filler from Honduras and Nicaragua. Verdict = Buy.” Read the full articleFebruary 3, 2013

Cigar City Magazine

Cigars In Review - “The Classic Robusto is a beautiful looking cigar that has a fantastic Brazilian habano wrapper. Perfect as a afternoon smoke or early evening cigar while relaxing after dinner on the patio…” Read the full reviewJanuary 30, 2013

Cigar Insider

La Palina Collection Adds Beefed Up New Goldie - “Each smoke is being rolled by Maria Sierra at El Titan de Bronze, a tiny cigar factory in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. Sierra learned the art of rolling thin, elegant smokes at the Cuban El Laguito factory in Havana” Read the full articleJanuary 29, 2013

A Canadian Gentleman

La Palina Kill Bill 2 - “The finish still sweet to the lips, and burn sharp as a razor… Overall a fantastic cigar and one spicy little bomb.” Read the full articleJanuary 30, 2013

Cigar Vixen

La Palina Classic Cigar Review - “‘Beautiful ash… nice draw coming from it. I’m getting bits of pepper and citrus… I highly recommend it. Especially for the price point, it’s a really good smoke.” Watch the full reviewJanuary 26, 2013

iVillage

We Love You, Man: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys - “‘Kill Bill’ stogies are part of the award-winning ‘El Diario’ collection. Spicy, earthy and just a tiny bit sweet, each one is hand-rolled at the renowned Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras, using a traditional Cuban method.” Read the full articleJanuary 25, 2013

Cigar Snob

La Palina Classic - “Soft and buttery flavors offset by pleasant spices and woody notes. The cigar is covered with an attractive, golden colored wrapper and consistently delivers a medium bodied experience.” Download the full articleJanuary / February, 2013

Cigar Snob

Top 25 Cigars of 2012 - “#15. La Palina – El Diario – While the official name is El Diario, smokers typically ask for this particular one by its vitola, the Kill Bill.” Download the full articleJanuary / February, 2013

Cigar Photography

La Palina Goldie Laguito No.2 - “Visually, the La Palina Goldie Laguito No.2 screams elegance… The draw was superb from the very beginning to the very end… Seek out La Palina Goldie Laguito No.2. You will not regret it.” Read the full articleJanuary 17, 2013

Halfwheel

2012 Awards: The Consensus - “La Palina El Diario Kill Bill – Fábricas de Tobacos Raíces Cubanas, Danlí, Honduras” Read the full articleJanuary 9, 2013

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina Maduro - “In my book, one thing that makes the La Palina brand so good is some of the unique flavors I’ve been able to detect their cigars… The La Palina Maduro delivers classic maduro qualities while bringing its own uniqueness to the table.” Read the full reviewJanuary 9, 2013

Halfwheel

2012 Awards: The Halfweel 25 - “La Palina Goldie No. 2 - The Miami-made cigars were rolled by a single roller and despite the price tag some scoffed at, are long sold out nationally. Complexity is the key word here.” Read the full articleJanuary 7, 2013

Quest

La Palina Cigars: An Unforgettable Experience - “She’s been gone for many decades, but now she’s back. Her name: La Palina—a cigar of impeccable elegance and finesse well worth waiting for.” Read the full articleJanuary 3, 2013

Highlight Cigars

Best Cigars of 2012 – HLC COTY Awards - “…the Kill Bill’s rich, dense and unique flavors make this petite corona a solid value in our opinion. The Kill Bill kicks out a ton of flavor in a small, sophisticated package that works after a big meal or on the road.” Read the full articleJanuary 1, 2013

Cigar & Spirits

La Palina El Diario KB, Goldie Laguito No. 2, Classic - “Sweet notes of cinnamon and spice mingle with elements of espresso on the palate. A medium bodied cigar with an excellent draw and burn…” Read the full articleWinter, 2012-13

Leaf & Grape

2012 Top 10 Cigars – Best of the Best - “#2. La Palina Collection: Goldie Laguito No.2″ Read the full articleJanuary 1, 2013 

Washingtonian Bride & Groom

For Him - “La Palina Classic cigars.” Read the full articleWinter / Spring, 2013

Smoke Magazine

La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “Perfect construction, smoked cool and even with a nice long ash… Fabulous. Excellent. I would buy two boxes immediately; one to smoke now and another to age.” Download the full article2012

Cigar Aficionado

The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2012 - “La Palina El Diario K.B. – Because cigars mellow after rolling, the final samples of K.B. aren’t lethal weapons, but they are still full bodied and meaty, with concentrated notes of pepper, cedar and earth.” Read the full articleDecember, 2012

Cigar Snob

Top 25 - “#15. La Palina – El Diario – While the official name is El Diario, smokers typically ask for this particular one by its vitola, the Kill Bill.” Read the full articleDecember, 2012

Cigar Snob

Perfect Pairings: Zafra 21 Master Reserve – La Palina Classic - “The cigar produces a thick, creamy smoke with every draw and some mild spices and vanilla notes start to emerge.” Read the full articleDecember, 2012

Casas Fumando

Casas Fumando Top 10 Cigars of 2012 - “#6. La Palina – Goldie Laguito No. 2 - This cigar stands alone on the top of their portfolio. The construction of this cigar is flawless in everyway possible.” Read the full articleDecember, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Top 25 of 2012 - “#1. La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2. #22. La Palina Maduro 52″ Read the full articleDecember, 2012

Toasted Foot

Toasted Foot Top 10 of 2012 - “#1. La Palina Cigars ‘Goldie’ Laguito No.2 - The La Palina ‘Goldie’ is an absolutely fantastic cigar with very rich and unique flavor and terrific construction… The ‘Goldie’ is incredibly smooth and complex in flavor.” Read the full articleDecember 31, 2012

Cigar Coop

2012 Cigar of the Year Countdown: #1 – Cigar of the Year: La Palina Collection – Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “It delivered one of the most amazing cigar experiences ever for a petit lancero.  It is a cigar truly worthy of being a Cigar of the Year.” Read the full articleDecember 31, 2012

Leaf & Grape

2012 Top 10 Cigars – Best of the Best - “#1. La Palina Collection: Goldie Laguito No.2 - This little 6×38 Petit Lancero is a true masterpiece in every sense of the word… Overall flavor profile weaves coffee, nuts and honey in amongst hints of nutmeg and earth.” Read the full articleDecember 28, 2013 

Cigar Smoker’s Journal

Top 15 Cigars of 2012 - “#3. La Palina Maduro… This one sat in the humidor for a few weeks after the trade show, and when I did finally light it up it blew me away.” Read the full articleDecember 27, 2012

Smoking Greek’s Reviews

The Smoking Greek’s Top 25 of 2012 - “#6. La Palina El Diario Kill Bill” Read the full articleDecember 25, 2012

Cigar Journal

La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “This elegant format fulfills all expectations: pleasant sweetness with delicate eucalyptus notes, cedar and fruity aromas, chocolate with a fine peppery impact.” Download the full reviewWinter, 2012

Cigar Press

La Palina Maduro - “There were rich, full flavors right away with a subtle sweet tone… Excellent construction with a slow and even burn. A great full bodied cigar with a long and flavorful finish.” Download the full articleDecember, 2012

Cigar Journal

Finest 25 Cigars of 2012 - “La Palina Collection – Goldie Laguito No. 2 – While it is sometimes difficult to choose the very best of the best, we are confident that every cigar on this list is worth buying and smoking.” Download the full articleDecember, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Seth’s Humidor Top 25 Cigars of 2012 - “One of their newest releases this year is the La Palina Maduro… I believe the cigar to be a classic example of a Maduro, and an exemplary case of how to truly utilize a San Andres Mexican wrapper. ” Read the full articleDecember 16, 2012

In New York

Everything Illuminated - “La Palina Classic Robusto medium-bodied cigars.” Read the full articleDecember, 2012

Esquire

Gifts for the Man Who Has Everything - “These cigars, a wingback chair, and a bottle of good Scotch. His evening plans: sorted.” Read the full articleDecember, 2012

Robb Report

El Diario KB Petite Corona - “Last year, La Palina created El Diario, a line of cigars blended to be smoked any time of day. But La Palina jefe Bill Paley asked the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras to make him a few coronas – ‘because that’s what I like to smoke.’” Download the full articleDecember, 2012

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina’s Next Act - “Starting the cigar business allowed me to – rather than living up to what my father built, and all his expectations – to live up to my grandfather… I think my father could take a lot of pride in this. I’m honoring his father. This just feels right.” Download the full articleDecember, 2012

Keeping your Man Card

Pat’s Top 10 of 2012 - “When walking around the humidor he snagged one of these and told me I had to buy it and smoke it right there. Holy hell. This 4×40 petit is a powerhouse of great flavor and strength. The only regret I have is that I did not buy more.” Read the full articleDecember 17, 2012

Stogie Fresh

2012 Stogie Fresh Honor Roll: Our Favorite Cigars of the Year - “La Palina Family Series Babe (Robusto) – Avg Score: 92.3″ Read the full articleDecember 7, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario Kill Bill II (KB II) - “Looking at this smoke versus the original Kill Bill, I have to say that they are both awesome, and my type of cigar.” Read the full reviewNovember 30, 2012

Cigar Obsession

La Palina Classic Robusto Cigar Review - “Very smooth medium bodied flavors of leather, tobacco, a little bit of a pepper… If you’re looking for something with a good kick to it, this is right up your alley. ” Watch the full video reviewNovember, 2012

The Perfect Draw

La Palina El Diario Cigar Review - “What I’m especially liking about the taste of this cigar is the consistency of the smoke, which is very fine and granular. Earth and an edge of sweetness… Medium bodied with a good draw and burn, this cigar is solidly good throughout.” Read the full reviewNovember 17, 2012

Toasted Foot

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario KBII - “The La Palina KB II is a complex, rich and flavorful cigar… There’s a nice balance of sweetness and spice as well as earthy and fruity notes… I think it is a welcome fit when I’m in the mood for something rich, complex, and a little different.” Read the full reviewNovember 2, 2012

The Gentleman

The Legend: La Palina Cigar Brand - “[The] ‘Robusto’ received a score of 94 from the Cigar Journal and thus placed in the top 25 best cigars in 2011 according to the publication. ‘KB’ and ‘Gordo’ rated 93 by Cigar Aficionado and Smoke Magazine, earned high marks and other cigars.” Read the English translation. Read the original Russian articleOctober, 2012

Smoking Greek’s Reviews

Review La Palina El Diario Kill Bill - “Along with the spices were the wood notes, some coca and a slight leather. The smoke produced was more than ample, truly an exceptional amount. The burn was beautifully even ending in a dark gray ash.” Read the full reviewOctober 16, 2012

Stick Review

Video Review: La Palina Classic Robusto - “Really easy smoking, really clean… really enjoying this one. It’s put together well, great construction. This gets an A in my book… it will definitely be added to my rotation.” Watch the full reviewOctober 14, 2012

Katman

Cigar Review – La Palina Classic Robusto - “Like all in the La Palina line, this is driving me nuts…  So much flavor. I have decided that after I buy a box, I shall keep them to myself and be selfish. I shall only smoke one when I am alone and can really savor the cigar.” Read the full reviewSeptember 28, 2012

HabanosNut

Review: La Palina Classic Robusto - “This cigar is a winner. In my opinion it has more balance to it then the family series yet has the same dark flavours as the El Diario line, it really is the best of both worlds.” Read the full reviewSeptember 27, 2012

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina Classic - “While the La Palina Classic might be the most economically priced La Palina, I would stand this cigar up with many higher priced premium cigars… I believe the La Palina Classic provides another option for a great everyday smoke.” Read the full reviewSeptember 22, 2012

Cigar Obsession

La Palina El Diario Toro Cigar Review - “The first third shifts to a medium bodied smooth sweet wood and tobacco with a bit of a yeasty bread like flavor at the end of the draw. The finish is soft and long, mellowing to a dry earth.” Read the full reviewAutumn, 2012

Cigar Journal

Cigar Women - “Courtney Smith of La Palina is spearheading the revival of a popular brand of yesteryear… Their limited release cigars are made by Sandy Cobas and rolled by Maria Sierra in Miami… who was one of the very first women in Cuba to be trained as a cigar roller.” Download the full articleAutumn, 2012

Cigar Snob

La Palina – El Diario - “Covered with an attractive, reddish brown wrapper with good oils, this cigar delivers a flavorful profile with a hefty pepper kick at the onset mellowed by sweet cedar and mild coffee notes. Full bodied with excellent construction.” Download the full review.  September 11, 2012

Cigar Insider

La Palina Cigars - “Bill Paley’s La Palina brand was reverse engineered. He debuted with a super-premium line in 2010, added a less expensive line in 2011, and released an even less expensive line this year… This is the first La Palina from the Dominican Republic, and makes this the fourth country of origin for La Palina cigars.” Download the full review.  September 11, 2012

Emerson’s Cigars

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario KBII - “The KBII filled my palate with rich, complex, and satisfying flavors.  It had been a while since a cigar made me say ‘wow,’ but this smoke delivered a memorable experience… SMOKE THIS CIGAR.  You can thank me later.” Read the full review.  September 3, 2012

Cigar Journal

La Palina Classic Robusto - “The oily wrapper catches your eye. Then the rich sweet Brazilian wrapper grabs your tongue. What follows is a parade of tastes (coffee, hot peppers, caramel, cereals) that dance down your tongue… Well balanced.” Download the full review.  Autumn, 2012

Cigar Smoker’s Journal

La Palina Maduro 52 – Cigar Review - “The La Palina Maduro is one of my favorite blends coming out of the 2012 IPCPR. The flavors were excellent, very well blended, balanced, and the aroma was wonderful. Pass up the stick purchase on this one, ladies and gentlemen, in this guys opinion, the box is the only option!” Read the full review.  August 22, 2012

Cigar Press

Highly Recommended - “Overall a very well made full flavored and full bodied cigar with outstanding construction. A complex, delicious flavor and aroma wouldn’t let up. An excellent cigar.” Download the full review.  Summer, 2012

Cigars & Spirits

La Palina - “At first sight, the silky deep brown wrapper with the sweet smell of tobacco is apparent… The rich flavors of sweet tobacco intertwine with black pepper at the head of the cigar, making it both sweet and spicy.” Download the full review.  September, 2012

Cigar Smoker’s Journal

La Palina Classic Robusto – Cigar Review - “The La Palina Classic Robusto was a wonderful and enjoyable cigar at a reasonable price point. The blend was excellent, with a moderately complex blend of rich flavors… The La Palina Classic is a box worthy purchase.” Read the full reviewAugust 24, 2012

Casas Fumando

La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 2 – “This thing is a flavor bomb with some very unique sweet, and strong flavors without ever getting too bold… I’ve liked so many of La Palina’s products and can honestly say, hands down, this is in my opinion the best cigar they have produced to date.” Read the full review. August, 2012

Smoke Magazine

Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “The cigar, finished in the traditional Laguito style with a fan cap, taught exclusively to rollers at Villa El Laguito, is limited to only 1,000 released boxes. The Goldie is blended with Medio Tempo leaf, found only on 10 percent of tobacco plants.” Download the full article.  Summer, 2012

World’s Luxury Guide

The Lady’s Cigar - “William Paley wanted something that would take the company back to its roots, honor the memory of the woman who had inspired the original cigar, and all the women who had helped contribute to cigar artistry in the era in between.” Read the full article. August 10, 2012

Cigars in Review

La Palina – The Cigar that Built a Network - “Bill is certain of one thing – quality. ‘That is my strategy. I learned about quality from my family. If you go for excellence, real quality, people will appreciate it. You will grow sales and won’t have to convince anybody.’” Download the full article.  Summer, 2012

Smoke Magazine

La Palina El Diario Kill Bill - “An enjoyable cigar with good balance and complexity. I would smoke it again. Pairs well with cappuccino.” Download the full review.  Summer, 2012

Tobacconist

La Palina releases Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “The entire collection has been rolled… by master roller Maria Sierra. She is now a 95-rated, category 9 roller who was trained by Fidel Castro’s personal cigar roller, Eduardo Rivera Irizarri, and the late Avelino Lara, creator of the legendary Cohiba brand.” Download the full article.  August, 2012

Cigar Journal

Woman-Made Cigar - “From the concept, to leaf, rolling and marketing, this cigar is being controlled by the women behind Goldie’s band. This petit cigar is truly a unique creation and one Goldie surely smiles down upon.” Download the full article.  Summer, 2012

Smoke Magazine

La Palina El Diario Torpedo - “Smells lovely with the wrapper and foot giving aromas of sweet tobacco, subtle fruit… A lot of really subtle things going on here. You can tell a lot of care went into the manufacture of this smoke.” Download the full review.  Summer, 2012

Smoke Magazine

Editorial - “The sweet characteristics of the Honduran Corojo ’99 rosado wrapper round out the spicy notes of the Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98 filler. The double Criollo ’98 binders from Honduras refine and complete the blend creating beautiful balance.” Download the full article.  Summer, 2012

Cigars in Review

La Palina Cigars Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “Flawless elegant looking wrapper. Black pepper is dominant throughout with notes of fruit and cinnamon. Draw and burn were impeccable.” Download the full review.  Summer, 2012

Cigar Press

La Palina El Diario - “Overall this was a very well constructed little cigar with a great burn that held onto a long salt and pepper colored ash. The cigar was packed with a lot of flavor and had a long and rich, full finish. A great size and very well made.” Download the full review.  August, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina Maduro 52 - “Of the cigars I have smoked thus far that were shown at the 2012 IPCPR, this was definitely the best of them… I give this smoke a 94, and look forward to picking more up on shelves at fine tobacconists nationwide.” Read the full review.  August 13, 2012

Cigar Coop

Cigar Preview: La Palina Classic - “The La Palina Classic is designed to be a economical priced La Palina offering with the quality La Palina Cigars has been well-known for.” Read the full article.  August 9, 2012

Stogie Review

La Palina (IPCPR 2012) - “I always thought Bill looked a bit intimidating but he is in fact one of the nicest most approachable guys in the industry… So what does Bill Paley have for us this year? Bill takes us on a tour of his latest releases like the Kill Bill 2, La Palina Maduro and La Palina Classic.” Watch the video.  August 6, 2012

JustLuxe

La Palina Cigars Brings Us the Family-Inspired “Goldie” - “Cigars are often thought of as a male-dominated realm of leisure and La Palina is going against that assumption. The “Goldie” is not only named after a woman but the project is overseen by Sandy Cobas and rolled by master Maria Sierra.” Read the full article.  July 27, 2012

Autoweek

Burnout - “The Kill Bill is complex, especially given its diminutive size. Rich and slightly sweet, the cigar exudes woody flavors that impart notes of cacao and white pepper.” Download the full article.  July 23, 2012

Robby Ras Reviews

La Palina Goldie - “This is the best construction on a cigar I have ever witnessed… This is an island oasis kind of cigar and if you can find a box of these, do yourself a favor and buy two… The only thing I can really say about this cigar is, ‘Bravo!’” Read the full review.  July 22, 2012

The Perfect Draw

La Palina El Diario Cigar Review - “I have a lot of respect for someone who can make such a small cigar have as much flavor as this cigar had. It truly is great. Medium-full bodied with a good draw and burn this cigar is heavier than you would think.” Read the full review.  July 20, 2012

Cigar Craig

A La Gloria Cubana, a Brun del Re, a La Palina and a Hoyo de Monterrey Contest Winner! - “I felt compelled to smoke it and I don’t know why. I’m glad I did because it was a terrific smoke… The construction is spectacular and they are smooth and rich and tasty.” Read the full article.  July 18, 2012

Cigar Journal

La Palina El Diario Torpedo - “A Torpedo in a dark brown, finely veined wrapper and firmly rolled with a perfect draw. A pinch of pepper is unmistakable in the thick, oily, musky smoke.” Download the full review.  July 16, 2012

Toasted Foot

Cigar Review: La Palina “Goldie” Laguito No.2 - “The La Palina “Goldie” is an absolutely fantastic cigar with very rich and unique flavor and terrific construction.  I can’t recall the last time I picked up such a strong and defined banana note in a Cigar but it was there in spades in the first third.  The “Goldie” is incredibly smooth and complex in flavor.” Download the full review.  July 16, 2012

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina Collection – Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “Without a doubt, the La Palina Goldie will be a contender for top honors in 2012. This is truly one of the finest petit lanceros I have ever had… In my book, this is a cigar I would not only smoke again, but seek a box out for.” Read the full review.  July 13, 2012

HalfWheel

Review: La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “I can not stress enough how phenomenal the construction is on these cigars. Each and every one I smoked were perfect in every way, not that that is surprising considering who rolled them. It may very well be the best constructed cigar I have smoked all year.” Read the full review.  July 13, 2012

Cigar Journal

La Palina Maduro and Classic - “The Honduran made La Palina Maduro has an exceptional combination of sweet and spice… The La Palina Classic is a medium-bodied cigar with a hint of sweetness and spice with earthy untertones that excite the palate.” Read the full article.  June 27, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “I loved this smoke, and loved the vitola that it was offered in… From construction to flavor this cigar was top notch all the way through. I give this smoke 95 points, truly amazing.” Read the full review.  June 27, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina The Family Series Pasha - “This is just a terrific cigar, and one of the best in the whole La Palina portfolio… The flavors are impeccable throughout, and the construction is also top notch. While the shaggy foot is not the reason this cigar is great, there is something very special about it, and more enjoyable as a cigar.” Read the full review.  June 25, 2012

Buzzin Box Live

La Palina Cigars - “…the combination of El Diario’s Honduran Corojo 99 rosado wrapper, Honduran Criollo double binder, and Nicaraguan Corojo 99 and Criollo 98 filler have created a much fuller flavor, one that is more suited to the nocturnal hours.” Read the full article.  June 20, 2012

The Blueprint Magazine

Dining & Spirits: La Palina Cigars - “…the latest entry, a petite corona, provides a hefty dose of sweet, earthy spice in a small package, as its 4¼ x 40 size concentrates the flavors with every puff. In fact, it was while Paley was test smoking these petite powerhouses that his coworkers came up with the tongue-in-cheek name, Kill Bill, from which the KB shape derives its name.” Read the full article.  June 18, 2012

HabanosNut

Review: La Palina Kill Bill (KB) - “I must say this is like no other La Palina on the market. It is hands down my favourite petit corona outside of cuba. Sure it’s little but man oh man does it ever pack a heavy punch… I think Bill Paley has another winner on his hands. In the famous words of Bill Paley, “Take This Puppy For A Walk,”  you won’t be disappointed.” Read the full review.  June 17, 2012

Cigar Coop

Cigar Preview: La Palina Maduro and La Palina Classic - “Bill Paley… appeared on the June 16, 2012 edition of Kiss My Ash Radio and… made mention of a new line of cigars called the La Palina Classic.  Paley described these cigars as more budget friendly. He also mentioned that this cigar would be manufactured in the Dominican Republic.” Read the full article.  June 16, 2012

Highlight Cigars

La Palina Kill Bill Review (One-Timer) - “From the small-format presentation to the final puff, all aspects of this experience show evidence of superior cigar design and execution… No cigar in recent memory produced the levels of pure flavor this little gem puts out on every puff. Beautifully presented, well-made and altogether luxurious, the La Palina El Diario KB (Kill Bill) is the finest new release we have tasted this year.” Read the full review.  June, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario Toro - “This line is simply incredible and has been since it was first released not too long ago… The cigar has an incredible flavor profile with a solid strength level for me, and is available at a great price.” Read the full review.  June 11, 2012

Robb Report

A Killer Cigar - “…the latest entry, a petite corona, provides a hefty dose of sweet, earthy spice in a small package, as its 4¼ x 40 size concentrates the flavors with every puff. In fact, it was while Paley was test smoking these petite powerhouses that his coworkers came up with the tongue-in-cheek name, Kill Bill, from which the KB shape derives its name.” Read the full article.  June 11, 2012

Cigar Aficionado

Cigar of the Week – La Palina El Diario Churchill - “Dark, oily and alluring in appearance, this Churchill begins with a grassy note that ushers in floral flavors, spices, licorice and tarragon. A medium-bodied cigar.” Read the full article.  June 11, 2012

Stogie Review

An Afternoon with Bill Paley (Part One) - “Bill and George discuss the past, present and most importantly, what the future holds for La Palina Cigars including more information on the recently announced ‘Goldie’, the first release of the La Palina Collection.” Watch the full interview.  June 6, 2012

The Cigar Network

A Box of 20 with Bill Paley Jr. - “Paley: I conceived La Palina to be a symbol of extraordinary quality. I intend to seek out great blenders, growers, and manufacturers to produce extra-quality cigars to wear the La Palina brand. The search and development of these products is the reason I am in this business.” Read the full article.  June, 2012

Examiner.com

La Palina Collection “Goldie” Laguito No. 2 arrives in DC - “The Goldie measures 6 x 38, known as a Laguito No. 2. The cigars ship Monday and will be limited to 1,000 boxes of 10 cigars… Goldie should hit the shelves the week of June 18.” Read the full article.  June 6, 2012

Cigar Coop

Press Release: La Palina debuts the La Palina Collection with the release of the Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “Each cigar is finished in the traditional Laguito sryle with a fan cap, exclusively taught to rollers at Villa El Laguito. The Goldie is blended with the prized Medio Tiempo leaf, found on only 10% of tobacco plants.” Read the full article.  June 6, 2012

Cigar Aficionado

Miami-Made Panetela from La Palina - “La Palina is set to launch a limited batch of cigars… Called the La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 2, the cigars were rolled by Maria Sierra, who learned the art of rolling thin, elegant smokes at the hallowed home of the size, El Laguito, the Cuban cigar factory in the Miramar neighborhood of Havana.” Read the full article.  June 5, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Release: La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “I am a big fan of Medio Tiempo tobacco, and also could really pick up its uniqueness in the Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva. I know I am looking forward to these smokes, and these are cigars that you will want to buy two boxes of. Smoke the first box and then age the rest. ” Read the full article.  June 5, 2012

Halfwheel

Press Release: La Palina Debuts the La Palina Collection with the Release of the Goldie Laguito No. 2 - “The entire collection has been rolled in the Laguito No. 2 vitola (6×38) by master roller Maria Sierra. Maria is a 95 rated, category 9 roller trained by Fidel Castro’s personal roller Eduardo Rivera Irizarri, as well as Avelino Lara, the creator of the legendary Cohiba blend.” Read the full article.  June 5, 2012

The Wall Street Journal

New York Photos of the Week May 26th – June 1st - “Cigar fans gathered at the 2nd annual legal outdoor cigar-smoking event in the privately-owned Paley Park on East 53rd Street last week.” Read the full article.  June 1, 2012

The Wall Street Journal

Puffing Freely, Courtesy of Paley - “Smoking is perfectly legal in Paley Park, apparently as per Mr. Paley’s orders. Year round. Because it’s a private park. ‘It’s one of the stipulations,’ explained David Mandler, the publicist for the event. ‘One can always enjoy a fine cigar in the park.’” Read the full interview.  June, 2012

Worth Magazine

Twenty Questions: William C. Paley - “William C. Paley – more casually known as Bill Paley – is a scion of a storied family… Less well known is the fact that in 1896 his grandfather, Sam Paley, founded the Congress Cigar Company… Bill revived the business, naming it after his grandfather’s La Palina brand. ” Read the full interview.  June, 2012

New York Post

Meet-up of old stogies - “William C. Paley… is hosting his second annual Legal Outdoor Smoke at Samuel Paley park tonight. The event, being thrown with La Palina, is meant ‘to raise awareness for cigar smokers’ rights in New York City.’” Download the full article.  May 23, 2012

New York Observer

An Antidote to Healthy Lungs: William C. Paley Hosts Legal Outdoor Smoke - “For one night only, the privately-owned Samuel Paley Park… will open its gates to stogie lovers city-wide for the second annual Legal Outdoor Smoke.” Download the full article.  May 23, 2012

GC Puffs

A time with a La Palina El Diario Toro - “Once cut, it torched beautifully and the cascades of flavor began with an elegant spice that pours over the palate soon combining with raw nuts and a mild sweetness… The La Palina El Diario Toro is a delicious cigar and one that should be experienced.” Read the full article.  May 22, 2012

Cigar Aficionado

Enjoy a Legal Smoke in a New York City Park - “The second annual Legal Outdoor Smoke will take place this Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m… The park, which features plenty of trees and a striking waterfall on its back wall as well as a slew of tables and chairs, is located at 3 East 53rd Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues.” Read the full article.  May 21, 2012

Smoke Magazine

La Palina El Diario Kill Bill Packs a Wallop - “The KB is a richly flavored, full-bodied cigar. The sweet characteristics of the Honduran Corojo 99 rosado wrapper round out the spicy notes of the Nicaraguan Corojo 99 and Criollo 98 filler. The double Criollo 98 binders from Honduras refine and complete the blend creating beautiful balance.” Download the full article.  May 16, 2012

Cigarfellas

La Palina El Diario Robusto Cigar review - “This cigar definitely on the lighter side of medium bodied and incredibly smooth. The aroma is very soft and subtle… The smoke is creamy with kind of a sweet spice – almost like cinnamon… I would definitely recommend these guys.” Watch the full review.  May 13, 2012

Tiki Bar Online

2fer 2sday: Short Smokes - “Light up brought a flood of earthy flavors along with little hints of cocoa powder and black coffee on the palate… The great flavors lasted all the way down to the end of the KB” Read the full review.  May 8, 2012

Nantucket Magazine

The Most Interesting Man on the Island - “The people I’ve met from all ends of the line, from the rollers and the blenders all the way up to the manufacturers and the growers are some of the nicest, most interesting people I’ve ever met in my live – and I’ve don ea lot of things in my life.” Download the full article.  Spring, 2012

Cigar Aficionado

Petit Coronas – “We found the cigar very full bodied (especially given its tiny size) but enjoyed its abundant flavor. It scored 93 points – the highest-rated cigar of the category and the second-highest score in the entire issue.” Download the full reviewJune, 2012

DogWatch Cigar Radio

Episode #376 - “It’s the latest in the La Palina line – it’s called the ‘K.B.’, also known as the Kill Bill… The wrapper is really rich and earthy. It’s really well matured tobacco. I’ve liked the new El Diario line quite a bit, they’ve done a good job with it.” Listen to the full episode.  April, 2012

Katmancross

Cigar Review – La Palina El Diario Toro - “The creaminess, the spice, the delightful sweetness, a hash of cocoa, and other subtle tobacco flavors are just screaming for their place at the head of the line. The complexity is pure joy.” Read the full review.  April 29, 2012

Kuzis Cigar Catalog

La Palina The Family Series - “Just fabulous… If I had to sum this cigar up in one word it would be ‘nuanced.’ The La Palina Babe is a prime example of a medium bodied cigar with full on flavor and complexity.” Read the full review.  April 18, 2012

Cigar Insider

La Palina El Diario K.B. – “A powerful, meaty cigar with an open draw that delivers a lot of bold smoke for such a small size. Concentrated pepper, cedar and earth lead to an apple-like finish.” Read the full reviewApril 17, 2012

Katmancross

Cigar Review – La Palina Kill Bill – “Construction is like a Chinese fire cracker. A beautiful milk chocolate brown wrapper. Pre-light is pure cocoa. First puff is spice and cocoa. It spews smoke.” Read the full reviewApril 7, 2012

The Daily Tobacconist

La Palina El Diario Review – “This is a fantastic cigar that has earned a spot in my humidor. Rarely do I find a cigar that has as cool and pleasing smoke as this one produces. The flavors play very well together and leave you wanting more…” Read the full reviewApril 2, 2012

Cigar Journal

La Palina The Family Series Pasha – “The Churchill with the ‘unfinished’ foot end delivers earthy and nutty aromas to which its notes of cinnamon and fine spice fit excellently. The cinnamon sweetness develops during the smoke. A medium-bodied and spicy cigar.” Download the full reviewSpring, 2012

Cigar Journal

La Palina El Diario Gordo – “This thick Super-Toro has a perfect draw. Mild earthy notes, the delicate sweetness of chocolate, a pinch of pepper and cloves give it a broad range of aromas and flavours. Medium-strong to strong and full of variety.” Download the full reviewSpring, 2012

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina El Diario Churchill – “Dark, oily and alluring in appearance, this Churchill begins with a grassy note that ushers in floral flavors, spices, licorice and tarragon. A medium-bodied cigar.” Read the full reviewApril, 2012

Truly GC

At the desk with a La Palina Kill Bill – “Spice and wood with succulent hints of cocoa and dark earth quickly made their presence known… I had reached the middle of a very delectable cigar. The cigar had come to its fullness, providing a bounty of tantalizing flavors that coat the palate in delight… The La Palina Kill Bill is a must try.” Read the full articleMarch 29, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario Kill Bill – “This is really a great cigar, and definitely worth picking up in the for packs. It possesses tons of flavors, a lot of strength, and is definitely a cigar that is great in the afternoon and evening… a prime example of how a smaller size can be so good and better in comparison with a massive ring gauge cigar.” Read the full reviewMarch 19, 2012

Stogie Guys

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario KB – “There’s a spicy dark chocolate flavor that’s reminiscent of Mexican mole. Additionally there’s a syrupy sweetness, oak, and dark charred notes… This new smoke is my favorite vitola in the El Diario line.” Read the full reviewMarch 19, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina 1896 Robusto – “This is a cigar that must be treasured… I smoke the cigar down to the nub, and on the last draw it is cool and flavorful. Aging has done a great thing to this cigar, and though it was still very enjoyable when they were first released, I think they are incredible now.” Read the full reviewMarch 14, 2012

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario K.B. (Kill Bill) – “Not only does the KB bring a different flavor profile to the El Diario blend, but it graduates this blend into the full-strength range. At the same time, there is something still ‘La Palina’ about this cigar in terms of its flavor and quality… Overall an outstanding cigar and one worth smoking again.” Read the full reviewMarch 6, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina Family Series Babe – “This was a really terrific robusto, and I loved the flavor profile… The cigar delivered a plethora of complex flavors throughout, performed wonderfully in terms of construction, and provided a solid amount of strength as well… I give this cigar 95 points.” Read the full reviewMarch 6, 2012

Cigar Insider

Insider Interview: Bill Paley, La Palina Cigars – “La Palina is me. I don’t want to compromise… I’d much rather be doing this than anything I could possibly think of.” Read the full interviewMarch 6, 2012

Cigar Snob

La Palina El Diario (Toro) – “A well-balanced and highly complex cigar in the medium to full bodied power range. The cigar develops intense flavors of coffee, cocoa, cedar and pepper along a perfect draw.” Read the full reviewFebruary, 2012

Stogie Guys

Cigar Review: La Palina Family Series Alison – “After establishing a straight burn, the pre-light aroma of syrup transitions to a profile of leather, dry wood… But trying to identify individual flavors is a bit of a fool’s errand. The torpedo is balanced and nicely complex. You’ll have more fun if you just sit back and enjoy the ride.” Read the full reviewFebruary 29, 2012

Tiki Bar Online

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario Torpedo – “When I fired it up, I found the El Diario Torpedo actually delivered good flavor… earth, medium-roast coffee, and even a little citrus on the palate… I have to admit that at this point, I was enjoying this vitola much more than the other I had tried.” Read the full reviewFebruary 21, 2012

Smoke Magazine

La Palina El Diario Gordo Review – “Gorgeous cigar. Looks like a premium cigar should… a home run with great flavor and a lot of thick chewy smoke. Buy this winner of a cigar if you can!” Read the full reviewFebruary, 2012

Cigar Insider

Featured Cigar – La Palina K.B. – 93 Points – “Prototypes of this tiny smoke were so strong that La Palina brand owner Bill Paley couldn’t finish it, and half-jokingly dubbed the size Kill Bill. Officially called K.B., this petit corona is packed with power. It’s the newest addition to the La Palina El Diario line, and took our top score of the issue with 93 points.” Read the full reviewFebruary 7, 2012

Cigar Aficionado

Selected New Releases of 2011 – “Made in Honduras, this is a less expensive version of the Bahamian La Palina brand.” Read the full articleFebruary, 2012

Smoked That Cigar

La Palina Family Series - “This is an absolutely great cigar. For a guy who enjoys the raw earth and wood flavors of cigars, this was a treat… I am blown away at how smooth this cigar was from start to finish.” Read the full reviewJanuary 26, 2012

PuffingCigars.com

La Palina El Diario Torpedo - “When I smoked this torpedo wow was I hit with a blast of flavor it was by far one of the best cigars that I smoked over the holiday season. I had actually even bought some to have my friends try to make sure I was not the only one getting the great taste out of the stick.” Read the full reviewJanuary 20, 2012

Katmancross

Cigar Review – La Palina El Diario Torpedo - “This is such a unique cigar that I must re-state my position…the whole La Palina line would be the only cigars I’d smoke if given that opportunity. Each stick is so full of flavor, complexity and sophistication… I am just blown away by these blends.” Read the full reviewJanuary 17, 2012

Worth

La Palina El Diario Gordo – “A robust, spicy blend in a new large size from this recently resurrected brand created by the Paley family, founders of the CBS network.” Read the full articleJanuary, 2012

HabanosNut

La Palina El Diario – Torpedo – “The flavors that are present in the El Diario Torpedo are pronounced enough to keep even a seasoned aficionado pleased… The price alone would lead me to purchase a box without thinking twice.” Read the full reviewJanuary 10, 2012

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario Torpedo  - “The cigar really showed all those great complex flavors that you want in a cigar, and remained fairly medium throughout. The cigar in terms of construction was amazing, and I have found that to be the case with all the cigars in this line.” Read the full reviewJanuary 3, 2012

Cigar Obsession

La Palina El Diario Torpedo Cigar Review – “Medium to full bodied… lots of smoke… the draw is absolutely perfect. Overall a very slow smoker, so definitely a lot of time for your money. It’s got some power behind it.” Watch the full reviewJanuary 3, 2012

Cigar Journal

Finest Cigars 2011, 20-16 - “I think these are phenomenal cigars, our tasting panel obviously does too. This cigar has a really rich sweetness to it, some nice complexity with earthy, woody tones, and it’s just a spectacular cigar.” Watch the full videoJanuary 2, 2012

Smoke Magazine

La Palina El Diario Churchill - “Beautiful with a medium brown wrapper. A perfect draw… A rich smoke that got better the longer I smoked it… Overall I loved this cigar.” Read the full review2011

Cigar Coop

2011 Cigar of the Year Countdown: #1 – CIGAR OF THE YEAR – La Palina El Diario (Part 30 of Epic Encounters) – “The La Palina El Diario is an amazing smoke. The cigar has a highly complex flavor profile, but there is something old school about this cigar… While it takes me back to the days when my grandfather and his friends smoked cigars, it also has modern flavor nuances to balance the old school tobacco taste.” Read the full reviewDecember 31, 2011

Seth’s Humidor

Seth’s Humidor’s Top 25 Cigars of 2011 – “The cigar showed tons of cocoa, coffee and spice flavors while having a solid strength as well. I have been thoroughly impressed with the lines La Palina has launched, and I will continue to enjoy El Diario regularly as it was intended to be.” Read the full reviewDecember 21, 2011

Signature

The Sig Survey No. 9: La Palina Cigars CEO William C. Paley – “Mr. Paley created El Diario… A much more affordable line, it compliments the Family Series nicely. The recently released ‘Kill Bill,’ with a Honduran Corojo wrapper, has been buzzing the blogosphere.” Download the full interviewDecember 21, 2011

Robby Ras Reviews

La Palina El Diario – “This is an elegant cigar. It’s subtle without being boring or weak. The flavors seem to wrap around each other… Pepper, sweetness, some leather and wood notes round out the menu and really compliment each other well.” Read the full reviewDecember 1, 2012

Cigar Journal

La Palina El Diario Robusto – “The Robusto produces a voluminous smoke density with leathery aromas and ample sweetness; in addition, subtle pepper. Its full-bodied bouquet and the spice are in perfect harmony with the sweetness and the delicate acidic touch.” Download the full reviewDecember, 2011

Page Six Magazine

La Palina Family Series Babe Cigars – “Nothing says success like a good cigar and a good woman (or three). Gift him halfway there with these robust cigars, named for NYC socialite Babe Paley.” Read the full interviewDecember 1, 2011

Washington Post

Value Added: A burning desire to revive the family business – “‘I wanted to make the best product, and then I figured I would learn how to make it profitable. I really believe, just like my father believed, that if you really make the best product you can, people will go for it.’” Read the full interview.  November 13, 2011

Sigarenliefhebber – Cigar Lovers

La Palina – Kill Bill – “The cigar has a Honduran Corojo wrapper, a binder of Honduran Criollo and a filler with a blend of Criollo and Coroja from Nicaragua. The cigar is, despite its length, quite strong with spice and power.” Read the full, translated article, or read the original Dutch version.  November 11, 2011

Cigar Insider

Powerhouse Petit from La Palina - “The newest cigar from La Palina is known as Kill Bill for one very simple reason. ‘I wasn’t able to finish smoking the first prototype,’ says La Palina brand owner Bill Paley with a chuckle… A test smoke exhibited solid spiciness and power.” Download the full article.  November 8, 2011

Capitol File

Smoke Signals – “Paley is currently working with an esteemed female cigar roller and a female-owned boutique factory to develop a cigar he intends to name ‘Goldie,’ after his grandmother. But although it is a cigar designed by women, it is for all to puff.” Read the full articleOctober, 2011

Cigar Journal

La Palina El Diario Robusto – “The Robusto produces a voluminous smoke density with leathery aromas and ample sweetness… Its full-bodied bouquet and the spice are in perfect harmony with the sweetness and the delicate acidic touch. Full and very substantial.” Read the full articleAutumn, 2011

Robb Report’s New York City

Light Up and Relax with Bill Paley – “After visiting a few of his favorite childhood haunts, Paley stops at some choice spots to smoke a cigar whenever he comes back to his hometown of NYC.” Read the full interview. September 23, 2011

HabanosNut

La Palina Pasha 93 Points – “After smoking this stick it is easy to see that this cigar really does live up to the hype. The flavors are deep complex and all around have great balance. A great stick from a great company…” Read the full review. September 15, 2011

GC Puffs

A Puppy and a La Palina El Diario – “The La Palina El Diario is an extremely smooth smoke with a flavor profile that holds you from start to delicious finish.” Read the full review. September 8, 2011

PuffingCigars.com

La Palina El Diario – “I think it was a beautiful cigar and the burn was great. I would recommend this to someone who was looking for a nice cigar to last about 2 hours.” Read the full review. September 3, 2011

CigarTube.tv

Review of El Diario – “It’s got a really nice ash… almost a perfect burn line… this cigar is rolled very well. As I’m smoking more of it I’m getting more sweetness, still with a little bit of spice… Overall I’d give this an ‘excellent.’” View the full review and Bill’s introduction to the El Diario. September 3, 2011

CigarTube.tv

Bill Paley on El Diario CigarTube.tv – “It’s a big, nice, hefty cigar. Delivers a lot of flavor. This line is called El Diario, which means ‘the daily.’ We made this cigar to reach that part of our audience that’s looking for a more daily, more regular cigar. It’s a very straight forward smoke, very rich and medium bodied.” Watch the full videoSeptember 2, 2011

Thrillist

Drapers’ New Digs – “Drapers has rolled into a new home near The White House, which’s twice as big as their original 14th Street spot, and features a lounge and walk-in humidor.” Read the full article. September 1, 2011

Stogie Guys

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario Gordo – “The flavor profile is pleasant… it’s a flavor profile that will be right up the alley of fans of Nicaraguan cigars like Tatuaje and Illusione. Ultimately, this cigar is good enough to keep me interested for a full two hours…” Read the full review. August 30, 2011

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina El Diario – “Looking back on this cigar, I was thoroughly impressed… To me, it had everything I could ask for in a cigar plus some. It had great tobacco, was blended perfectly, a nice strength, and a great complex flavor profile.” Read the full review. August 30, 2011

Cigar In Hand

La Palina El Diario – “The La Palina El Diario was a really good cigar!  I smoke so many strong peppery cigars that it is nice to change it up with this solid medium bodied cigar with the softer flavor profile.” Read the full review. August 29, 2011

Katmancross

El Diario by La Palina Cigars – Cigar Review – “As in all excellent cigars, the flavor profile changes constantly. A little dark coffee, a dash of cocoa, caramel apple… Seriously, all in all, this is a great stick. It has class and refinement. It has all the flavors you want in a premium cigar.” Read the full review. August 22, 2011

Wall Street Journal

Smoke Show – “[La Palina]’s turning out much smaller quantities of premium, hand-rolled smokes. ‘It’s the ultimate low-tech product,’ Mr. Paley said. ‘It goes untouched by a single machine between seed and store.’” Read the full article. August 20, 2011

Seth’s Humidor

Cigar Review: La Palina Alison – “This cigar has so many wonderful qualities to it and at no point is it boring. The presentation is lovely and classical, but more importantly the cigar is wonderful… incredibly unique and flavorful.” Read the full review. August 19, 2011

Cigar Round Table

Review of La Palina El Diario – “The cigar has to be one of the best looking cigars I’ve ever seen… It’s fine tuned and I would imagine it will only get better with age. It’s a bold flavor, but not harsh…” Read the full review. August 10, 2011

Smoking Hot Cigar Chick

La Palina: A Moment With William Paley – “The El Diario, ‘The Daily,’ is the latest addition to the Palina Cigar line and is designed to be a cigar to fit the daily smoker’s lifestyle… there is a punch of flavor, the finish is still very elegant in the La Palina style.” Watch the full interview. August, 2011

Smoke Magazine

La Palina Family Series – Little Bill - “Like a nice long creamy delight. There was a nice woody sweetness throughout… Very well-packed cigar… Had a nice draw and even burn.” Read the full reviewSummer, 2011

CigarTube.tv

La Palina Cigars – “It is an interesting story about the history of this brand and exciting to see how Bill has brought back the brand with much success. We look forward to spending time with Bill in the future to do an episode on La Palina Cigars for the Cigar History Channel…” Watch the full interview. Summer, 2011

Stogie Review

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition – “I smoked two of these and quickly wished I had more. Well balanced whose smoke puts off an enticing aroma. Beautiful rosado wrapper and a nice spicy core… Right price, right balance truly makes the El Diario a daily cigar.” Read the full article. August 3, 2011

Cigar Coop

Cigar Pre-Review: La Palina El Diario – “The attractive thing about the El Diario to the end consumer is that this will have a much more affordable price point…  While this is less expensive than the Family Series, after smoking the El Diario, I felt there was no loss in quality or enjoyment whatsoever.” Read the full review. July 31, 2011

Boston Common

Life is Beautiful – “From the beginning, Bill set out with one goal in mind – to create the best cigar he could, no matter the cost… The cigars have been praised in cigar blogs, magazines such as Cigar Aficionado and mainstream publications like Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal.” Download the full article. Summer, 2011

Boston Common

Life is Beautiful – “From the beginning, Bill set out with one goal in mind – to create the best cigar he could, no matter the cost… The cigars have been praised in cigar blogs, magazines such as Cigar Aficionado and mainstream publications like Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal.” Download the full article. Summer, 2011

Cigar in Hand

La Palina Pasha – “The La Palina Pasha offered a very pleasant smoking experience… a tasty and unique flavor profile.” Read the full review. June 13, 2011

New York Post

Some ‘hang’ until it’s ‘over’ – “May 23, the day of our mayor’s non smoking ban, Bill Paley, son of CBS founder William S. Paley, hosted an outdoor cigar-smoking event to honor his cigar-maker grampa Samuel Paley.” Read the article online or download the print article. May 24, 2011

New York Post

They huff & they puff – “Rebelling against the new law, a group called Cigar Rights of America puffed away at Paley Park, a private park on East 53rd Street.” Read the article online or download the print article. May 24, 2011

WNYC

A City Park Where Lighting Up Is Still Lawful – “Bill Paley, invited fellow tobacco enthusiasts for a smoke in the fine-free zone inside the park created by his father… ‘When smoking cigars becomes restricted, I want to let people know where they can come, sit back, relax and enjoy this city,’ said Paley…” Read the full article. May 23, 2011

Best Cigar Blog

NYC’s Park and Beach Smoking Ban Begins Today – “Cigar Rights of America and William Paley, owner of La Palina Cigars, will be holding a 100 percent legal smoke-in at the privately-owned Samuel Paley Park (3 East 53rd Street between Madison and Fifth) from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.” Read the full article. May 23, 2011

Cigar Snob

Join J. Glynn Loope & William C. Paley For An Outdoor Smoke in NYCRead the full article. May 23, 2011

lindsayheller.com

Today: Join Bill Paley & Glynn Loope for a Legal Outdoor Smoke in NYCRead the full article. May 23, 2011

Cigar Aficionado

Park, Beach Smoke Ban in NYC Starts Today – “Let us celebrate personal liberty, self determination and the pursuit of our happiness by sharing a good cigar and observing the 44th Anniversary of the opening of Paley Park, always a smoking friendly oasis…” Read the full article. May 23, 2011

Katmancross

La Palina Pasha – Cigar Review – “I’ve smoked expensive cigars. Very few of them taste like a 4th of July rocket exploding in your head on the first few puffs, like this one does… If I had access to this cigar as much as I wanted, it would be the only cigar I smoked… in other words, my desert island cigar.” Read the full review. May 19, 2011

Katmancross

La Palina Alison – Cigar Review – Fantabulous!! – “This is a delectable and magnificent cigar… Balance. Balance. The phenomenal outcome of careful blending is balance. Nothing overpowers anything else.” Read the full review. May 3, 2011

Tobacconist

Return of a legend – “Bill Paley sits quietly, relaxed, with one leg crossed over the other… A smile easily creases his bearded face as he recounts his family history…” Download the full article. April, 2011

DogWatch Cigar Radio

Episode #324 – Cigar of the Week – Pasha from La Palina. Listen to the full show. April 30, 2011

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina 1896 – “La Palina does it again – producing another winner… This is a cigar I would reach for again.  The La Palina sticks are going to cost more than many cigars on the market, but you cannot put a price on quality.” Read the full review. April 21, 2011

Monocle

On a roll – “Now, more than 90 years after they were discontinued, La Palina cigars are back. Last year the company launched the ’1896′ limited-edition premium handmade cigar…” Download the full article. April, 2011

The Perfect Draw

La Palina The Alison Cigar Review – “The final two thirds of this cigar are absolutely awesome… If you haven’t had the chance to try one of these yet I would recommend you do so.” Read the full review. April 11, 2011

Cigar Dave Show

La Palina Interview – Cigar Dave, Bill Paley and Courtney Smith from La Palina discuss the La Palina’s history and “absolutely fantastic” cigars. Listen to the clips: clip 1, clip 2. April 9, 2011

CigarInfo.ru

La Palina Brand Revival – “La Palina cigar – premium hand-rolled, soft, elegant and graceful.” Read the translated article. April, 2011

Smoking Hot Cigar Chick

First Look: La Palina El Diario – “The blend features a Mexican Rosado wrapper along with two binders to give more complexity without an overwhelming strength… Elegance and balance always comes to mind when I think of La Palina and I am excited to welcome this new blend.” Read the full articleMarch, 2011

Cigar Coop

Cigar Preview: Update – La Palina El Diario – “La Palina El Diario  – meaning “everyday smoke”…  La Palina’s William Paley is intending this to be a cigar that one can reach for as a quality everyday cigar.” Read the full article. March 24, 2011

Puff.com

La Palina El Diario – “La Palina is releasing a new cigar meant for everyday smoking that comes with more of a wallet-friendly price tag. It’s called El Diario, and it will retail for around $10 per single…” Read the full article. March 4, 2011

Firecured

A Less Expensive La Palina Cigar – “Paley is releasing his first spinoff: La Palina El Diario. It will be a less expensive alternative to the core La Palina line… According to Paley, the new El Diario is in no way intended as a replacement for the original La Palina line, but as a complement.” Read the full article. March 3, 2011

American Idol

The 28th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival Presents “American Idol” – View the image gallery. March, 2011

Playboy Radio

Playboy Morning Show – “They’re so tasty… We love our La Palina cigars.” Listen to the clips: clip 1, clip 2February, 2011

Smoking Hot Cigar Chick

La Palina: Alison Cigar Review – “La Palina has a story to tell. When I smoke a La Palina, I feel like a welcomed part of the Paley family, knowing that each cigar is dedicated to a family member and made to be an elegant smoke in their honor.” Watch the full reviewFebruary 3, 2011

DogWatch Cigar Radio

Cigar of the Week – La Palina Alison from the Family Series -  “The naturally fermented, aged ligero filler is a highlight of this blend, creating a medium-bodied smoke with smooth, spicy notes.” Listen to the full showJanuary 8, 2011

The Cigar Nut

La Palina Ligero -  “Once lit and roughly an inch into the smoke I was met with a nice spicy kick, wood, grass and a bitter sweet taste – nothing I could really pin down but some great early complexity.” Read the full articleJanuary 27, 2011

Cigar Aficionado

La Palina -  “La Palina is an old Cuban brand resurrected by Bill Paley, son of the founder of CBS.” Read the full articleFebruary, 2011

Cigar Snob

La Palina Pasha -  “…this medium bodied offering produces flavors of earth and roasted cashews with a hint of brown sugar. The draw and burn are perfect.” Read the full articleJanuary, 2011

Fox News

La Palina Cigars: Carrying on Family Tradition -  “Bill Paley on business in a modern environment and boosting sales” View the full interviewJanuary 12, 2011

Watch Time

The Cigar that Built CBS -  “…rich flavors of caramel, roasted nuts, chocolate and a dash of pepper build in complexity as it slowly burns, and leave a pleasantly spicy, cedary aroma.” Read the full articleFebruary, 2011

Good Life Diaries

Ten Additions to the Humidor for 2010 -  “Made by Graycliff in The Bahamas with tobaccos from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Ecuador, these beautiful smokes deliver a flavor and aroma that is completely unique.” Read the full articleJanuary 10, 2011

CigarMedia.tv

DogWatch Cigar Radio Podcast Episode #308 -  “The Family Series is exquisitely constructed and beautifully presented… This mild-to-medium bodied blend is well balanced with a light and creamy taste that has a hint of both spice and sweetness on the finish.” Read the full articleJanuary 8, 2011

Cigar Inspector

La Palina Alison -  “The cigar becomes more and more complex and, well into the second third, black pepper – the main flavor so far – apart, there are notes of gingerbread, nuts and butter.” Read the full articleJanuary 7, 2011

A Cigar Smoker

Top 15 Cigars of 2010 -  “…the notes of the cigar are perfect for me. At the time of the review I referred to this stick as a desert island cigar and I still feel the same way about that today.” Read the full articleDecember 31, 2010

Playboy Radio

Playboy Morning Show -  “These are amazing… this is no joke, these are nice cigars.” Listen to the clips: clip 1, clip 2, clip 3December, 2010

Cigar Coop

2010 Cigar of the Year Countdown: #7 La Palina Family Series “Ligero” -  “The La Palina Family Series is truly one of the revelations of 2010… The flavor notes are very unique – cedar spice, cashew nuts, cream, blackberry (yes blackberry), and herbal notes.” Read the full articleDecember 25, 2010

Cigar Insider

Cigar Insider’s Top Scores of the Year – La Palina The Little Bill, Bahamas, 92  View the full listDecember 21, 2010

Examiner

Cigar review – La Palina ‘Alison’- “…the notes of wood and a bit of citrus merge together to form a pleasing aroma that gently wafts into your nose with a satisfying reaction, similar to the smell of hot apple cider on a cold day.” Read the full articleDecember 18, 2010

Smoke Magazine

La Palina Alison – “This baby came out kicking, but then started to settle down and offer a more floral bouquet. Ends like a sweet desert.” Read the full articleVolume 4, 2010

Cigar Insider

Tasting Report – The 1896 Limited Edition – “A rustic-looking cigar with some oils to the wrapper. It is notably salty on the palate, offering touches of nuts and caramel…” Read the full articleDecember 7, 2010

Black Ink

Weekend Provisions – “La Palina limited edition 1896 Robusto handmade cigars.” Read the full articleWinter, 2010

Black Book

Members Only – The Alison cigar by La Palina Cigars. Read the full articleDecember, 2010

Los Angeles Times Magazine

The 1st List – “Equally spicy and sweet, the Babe cigar – part of La Palina Family Series – is Bill Paley’s tribute to his oh so fashionable mother.” Read the full articleDecember 5, 2010

Yachting

Holiday at the End of the WorldRead the full articleDecember, 2010

More

Naughty or Nice? Your Holiday Gift Guide – “‘Babe’ is socialite Babe Paley, whose father-in-law first imported La Palinas from Cuba. Now her son is reintroducing the name, with a Latin American blend.” Read the full articleDecember, 2010

A Cigar Smoker

Cigar Review: La Palina “The Pasha” – “An outstanding follow up to the limited series… this cigar is my perfect cigar in terms of the notes… this stick would be one of my desert island cigars.” Read the full articleNovember 15, 2010

Playboy

La Palina Alison CigarsDownload the full articleDecember, 2010

Modern Luxury

Past & Presents – Featured in Atlantan, CS, Dallas, DC, Manhattan, Miami & Riviera. Download the full articleNovember, 2010

CigarMedia.tv

The Arzt of Cigars – November Column – “The Paley party, atop the Paley Center for Media, an exquisite Richard Meier building was a tremendous success… And, of course, we smoked excellent La Palina cigars. It’s time you tried them.” Read the full articleNovember 1, 2010

Cigar Coop

Cigar Review: La Palina Alison – “Without question, this is clearly going to be in my Cigar of the Year running. The Alison is definitely a stick I would definitely splurge for.” Read the full articleOctober 28, 2010

Smoke Magazine Online

La Palina Debuts Family Series – “Two of the Family Series shapes… feature a delicately flavored Costa Rican wrapper and deliver a mild- to medium-bodied blend with a light and creamy taste with a hint of spice and sweetness on the finish.” Read the full articleOctober 18, 2010

CigarMedia.tv

15 October Column – “…There was a terrific “Pre Launch” reception on the roof of New York City’s Empire Hotel, where on a beautiful spring evening, Bill’s guests smoked (La Palina, of course) drank … and enjoyed a wide range of hors d’oeuvres…” Read the full articleOctober 15, 2010

Robb Report

Storied Smokes – “The Babe and Pasha sport Costa Rican wrappers, while the Little Bill and Allison have spicier, sun-grown Ecuadoran wrappers.” Read the full articleNovember, 2010

New York Social Diary

October 8, 2010 – “Paley told me that his grandparents used to tell him about the reader at their company… a man who sat and read books like The Count of Monte Cristo out loud while workers rolled their cigars.” Read the full articleOctober 8, 2010

Town & Country

Where did he hide my gift? – “La Palina Babe cigars – lapalinacigars.com” Read the full articleNovember, 2010

WhereTraveler

Secondhand Smoke – “Everything old is new again. The latest proof? Vintage La Palina cigars. In 1896 immigrant Samuel Paley opened Congress Cigar Company, naming the inaugural smoke ‘La Palina’ for his wife and putting her face on the label.” Read the full articleOctober, 2010

BTcigars.com

La Palina Alison – “I took a pre-light draw and was very pleased. The draw was perfect and the flavors that I got out of it was of a smooth tobacco taste. Upon lighting, I was immediately struck by how good the aroma smelled. Lots of smoke was already coming off of the cigar and the first initial puffs were spicy.” Read the full reviewSeptember 28, 2010

The Stogie Guys

Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCVIII – “La Palina is introducing a Family Series that will retail for $18-23 per cigar. Cusano has moved into Davidoff USA’s new headquarters outside Tampa, and Camacho will be following soon.” Read the full articleSeptember 24, 2010

Cigar Press Magazine

Cigar Info Guide – “[The 1896 has] a nice looking wrapper with a very clean taste on the pre-light draw. A slow and even burning cigar with excellent construction. There is a very rich aroma with a nice balance of flavors on the palate.” Download the full articleSeptember, 2010

Cigar Insider

La Palina Cigars – “The first incarnation was the 1896, named for the year the original La Palina was created. The 1896 comes solely in the robusto format, measuring 4 3/4 by 52 ring gauge. What makes it special: A limited-edition run, with only 15,000 cigars made.” Download the full articleSeptember 21, 2010

VOA News

Сигары La Palina собирают друзей – “После долгих лет отcутствия «семейной» марки, внук основателя табачного дела – Уильям Палей пригласил любителей табака на дегустацию давно забытого вкуса. На этой необычной дегустации побывали корреспонденты Русской службы «Голоса Америки».” Read the full articleSeptember 9, 2010

The Smoking Hot Cigar Chick

Interview with Bill Paley of La Palina Cigars – “I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Bill Paley of La Palina cigars. What a great history behind this brand. And it was a beautiful smoke as well.” Watch the videoAugust, 2010

The Stogie Guys

Stogie News: More Tidbits from the IPCPR Trade Show – “Bill Paley told us about the La Palina Family Blend, which was debuting only a few months after the Limited Edition 1896 Robusto. The four shapes are each named after a family member.” Read the full article, part one and twoAugust 18, 2010

Examiner

La Palina Limited Edition 1896 Robusto – cigar review – “La Palina’s Limited Edition 1896 is a good looking cigar. It’s a smooth, smoke with a bit of spice that picks up in the second half and carries to the end. The final third introduces a flavor reminiscent of a dark roasted coffee.” Read the full article. August 13, 2010

Cigar Aficionado

Thursday Report: More Smoke From New Orleans – “La Palinas, made by Graycliff for Bill Paley, now have four new sizes. I puffed on a La Palina Alison while talking to Paley … I found the Alison very pleasant.” Read the full articleAugust 12, 2010

Examiner

Five favorite cigars of 2010 –  La Palina Limited Edition 1896 Robusto. Read the full article. August 7, 2010

Smoke

La Palina Rebooted – “This is a cigar story; a story of rebirth. It involves one of the best-known corporations in America and an iconic cigar brand from the turn of the last century. The inspiration for the revival of the brand was all about family. One of America’s most prominent.” Download full article. Summer, 2010

Smoke

La Palina 1896 – The La Palina Limited Edition 1896 Robusto received a score of 93 in the August issue of Smoke Magazine.   For full details, please download the full article. August, 2010

Examiner

La Palina 1896 Robusto scores 93 in Smoke Magazine – “…the La Palina Limited Edition 1896 Robusto scored a 93 in the August issue of Smoke Magazine. The 1896 Robusto (4.75 x 52) comes with an Ecuadorian wrapper, Costa Rican binder and Honduran and Nicaraguan filler.” Read the full article. August 4, 2010

Vanity Fair

Now We’re Smokin’ – “William C. Paley, the son of CBS founder William S. Paley and fashion icon Babe Paley, is relaunching the La Palina cigar brand, founded by his tobacconist grandfather, Samuel, in 1896.” Download the full article. August, 2010

DC Magazine

It’s a Wrap! – “Determined to satisfy a rising demand for premium cigars, Paley set out to buy back the rights to his grandfather’s best-selling brand and make it his own. He enlisted Fidel Castro’s personal cigar roller and the Limited Edition ’1896′ collection was born.” Download the full article. July, 2010

Cigar Reader

La Palina’s DC Launch with W. Curtis Draper – “The launch of La Palina has been a nationwide affair. The Washington, DC event, held with W. Curtis Draper at Morton’s, was particularly well attended, with the celebrities of the Beltway turning out for the occasion.” Read the full article. July 1, 2010

NBC Washington

Media Tycoon Bill Paley: “I’m Going Back to MyRoots” – “Media tycoon Bill Paley, whose father founded CBS, said he was embracing his roots during the recent release party for La Pelina Cigars at Morton’s. Paley recently decided to re-release the cigar brand that his grandfather started in 1896.” Read the full article. June 28, 2010

The Stogie Review

Review – La Palina 1896 – “…you won’t be disappointed. You really have to treat the 1896 like its a lady. You can’t just jump in and try to fit her into your schedule. You have to be patient, get to know her and then she will reward you.” Read the full article. June 28, 2010

The Stogie Review

La Palina Launch – Washington DC – “‘I’m the happiest man in the world’ are the first words from Bill Paley as he takes a moment to address the crowd of 200 guests invited to the La Palina Cigars launch event in Washington DC. Luckily enough, I was one of those 200 guests.” Read the full article. June 22, 2010

Ubi Cigar

Cigar Review – La Palina Limited Edition 1896 – “This cigar is well-described by La Paulina … they don’t lie about the quality. If I were them, I’d be excited as well. This cigar was a happy experience for me…” Read the full article. June 22, 2010

The Stogie Guys

Stogie News: Win Free Tickets to La Palina Re-Launch – “StogieGuys.com is pleased to announce that we have secured two pairs of tickets to the exclusive La Palina re-launch on Thursday. The event, held at Morton’s in Washington, DC, will feature cocktails, canapés, and La Palina cigars.” Read the full article. June 22, 2010

New York Social Diary

Everything Old is New Again – “The name “La Palina” has great significance in the Paley family fortunes for it was the brand of cigar that Sam Paley (grandfather of this night’s host) began manufacturing in Philadelphia at the beginning of the 20th century.” Read the full article. June 21, 2010

The Wall Street Journal

’1896′ Lights Up Launch Party – “The cigars seemed particularly popular at the rooftop launch party. Women in short, tight black dresses offered up cigars to guests. Many of the men who mingled tried to smuggle a few extra cigars to take home ‘for later.’” Read the full article. June 21, 2010

A Cigar Smoker

Cigar Review: La Palina 1896 – “The cigar had a perfect draw, and a firm dark ash that held on well. The cigar produced massive amounts of smoke and its aroma was delightful … these cigars should get even better with some age on them.” Read the full article. June 21, 2010

New York Post

Paley’s Puffin’ on new biz – “It was the launch party for Bill’s cigar brand La Palina, first introduced by his grandfather in 1896.  Bill’s dad, William S. Paley, left the business to get into broadcasting, leading to the birth of CBS.” Download the full article. June 20, 2010

Cigar Media TV

La Palina & Goldie Paley Capture NYC – “Paley collaborated with the late Avelino Lara of Cohiba fame, and Paolo Garzaroli of Graycliff – Lara’s last employer, in the Bahamas, to bring back the famed and highly successful turn of the century cigar.” Read the full article. June 19, 2010

A Cigar Smoker

Event: La Palina Launch – “It seems that the cigar gods were on the side of William C. Paley, owner of the La Palina brand as you could not of asked for a more perfect night to enjoy cocktails, canapes, and cigars.” Read the full article. June 19, 2010

Examiner

La Palina Cigars Launch Event – “I mingled with the A-List of New York Cigar people such as Ron Melendi from De La Concha, Bob Morrison Sales Rep, Michael Herklots from Davidoff NYC, and David Savona from Cigar Aficionado … I had a chance to speak with William Paley briefly and he was one of the most warm and genuine people I have met in a long time. I am sure the cigars will be nothing short of a success.” Read the full article. June 19, 2010

Haute Living

Out of the Humidor: La Palina 1896 Limited Edition – “A blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Ecuador the cigar smokes with wonderful finesse offering a rich, balanced smoke that surely his father and grandfather would be proud of.” Read the full article. June 17, 2010

WWD Eyescoop

Bill Paley Jr. Lights Up – “I just wanted to do something that my mother and father would have been proud of,” Paley says. “They were both great arbiters of taste and sophistication. I can only hope that it would meet their approval. I think it would.” Read the full article. June 17, 2010

Dan the Cigar Guy

La Palina re-enters the market – “June 15th 2010 saw the re-release of the La Palina brand, a small piece of American history. The first offering from this new-old brand is the 1896. This premium cigar features top-notch long-aged tobaccos in a 4 country blend hand-rolled by master artisans.” Read the full article. June 17, 2010

Thrillist

If You’ve Got ‘Em: La Palina Cigars – “A signature stoge packed with a blend of Honduran/Nicaraguan tobacco, a binder from Costa Rica, and an Ecuadorian wrapper – appropriate, as everyone knows that giving up smoking is for Quitos.” Read the full article. June 14, 2010

Cigar Insider

Vintage La Palina Brand Revived by Bill Paley – Next week, La Palina cigar will make its revival debut in New York City. The brand first appeared in 1896 via the Congress Cigar Co., an American cigar manufacturer founded by Paley’s grandfather, Samuel.” Download the full article. June 8, 2010

The Bahamas Weekly

William C. Paley & La Palina cigar – “Bill is currently focused on the ‘rebirth’ of a cigar called La Palina. In that sense, Paley is returning to his roots. La Palina, a very successful product of Grandfather Samuel Paley’s Congress Cigar Company, might well be identified as the ‘start of it all.’” Read the full article. June 7, 2010

Cigar Aficionado

Bill Paley Revives Vintage La Palina Brand – “You may associate the Paley name with William S. Paley, veteran broadcaster and founder of CBS. But his son Bill has decided to go in a different direction and return to his family’s roots not through broadcasting, but by getting into the cigar business and resurrecting an old family label.” Read the full article. June 3, 2010

The Daily Caller

William C. Paley & La Palina cigar – “Working with Lara, the pair went through eleven (11) blends before arriving at the taste and strength that suited Bill’s palate and met his standards. Had Lara lived to see the presentation of La Palina to the trade and to the public, he would have acknowledged he was very proud of what the two had accomplished.” Read the full article. June 3, 2010

New York Daily News

meanwhile… – “When is a cigar not just a cigar? When it’s the work of Bill Paley, the son and namsake of CBS founder William S. Paley. At a June 17 party on the Pool Deck terrace of the Empire Hotel, Paley will relaunch the La Palina cigar brand, which was initially introduced by his grandfather Sam Paley, founder of the Congress Cigar Co., in 1896. Download the full article. June 2, 2010

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