For 2016, La Palina has created a limited edition cigar that will be part of the TAA Exclusive Series and only available at TAA member shops. “Bill’s Blend”, as the cigar is known, is a 6×50 Toro sized cigar that is rolled at the Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, FL. El Titan de Bronze is the same factory that has produced the highly sought after “Goldie” series cigars for La Palina. The cigar features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that covers an Ecuadorian binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.
The pre-light inspection shows a beautifully constructed cigar with a light brown wrapper and minimal veins. This cigar is certainly easy on the eyes, having a velvet looking appearance to it. This is spot on to what I would expect coming out the El Titan de Bronze factory. Subtle hints of sweet tobacco and a light spice to pre-light draw.
When I think of La Palina cigars I expect finesse over power, smooth over rough, balanced over bold and a smooth crescendo to the end. Bill’s Blend is just that to me. It falls right in line with the Family Series that La Palina also has rolled at El Titan de Bronze. I have no doubt that La Palina smokers will certainly enjoy this one, and with only 1000 boxes being produced, it’s not one you will want to miss.
I hope you enjoyed my review, you can expect to see the La Palina “Bill’s Blend” TAA Exclusive on our shelves here at Emerson’s Cigars in April. Be sure to follow @emersonscigars on Social Media for all the latest updates or sign up for our mailing list for all the latest specials, deals, events and new cigars releases here