La Palina’s newest release is a very special collaboration with Oliva Cigars. To celebrate their brand owner, William (Bill) Paley’s 75th birthday, they’ve introduced the La Palina 1948 line.
Made in Estelí, Nicaragua, at Oliva’s Tabolisa factory, La Palina 1948 consists of a sun-grown Ecuador Sumatra wrapper that, according to the company, was aged for two years. The rest of the tobacco is from Nicaragua, grown on farms owned by Oliva. The cigars are medium in body and will be released annually in limited quantities.
Both the cigar bands and inner box lids feature illustrations of Estelí and Manhattan as they appeared in 1948, as well as an image of Paley during his service in Vietnam. The La Palina 1948’s are currently in-stock.