Received 2 La Palina Cigars-Torpedoes from Courtney Smith of aforementioned company last week.
La Palina is owned by William C Paley Jr. Yes, that Paley. The father of CBS.
Mr. Paley brought back the cigar business to the family after a long time dormant. The results are shown in prior reviews by me. Not cheap sticks. $20-$30 each. They are marvelous cigars.
Bill decided to put out a cigar that everyone could afford called the El Diario. It goes for around $10 each.
The torpedo is the newest in the blend.
As cigar enthusiasts know, humidor aging is all important to the cigar profile. The longer it sleeps, the better it gets. Aging for years is common. Most, like me, let cigars rest a couple months or so.
But in this case, I'm chomping at the bit. I've smoked the El Diario before and it's a great cigar. I can't wait to see how the new shape affects the flavor profile. But I must be patient. I plan to smoke the first one around the middle of January. And then the second one a couple weeks later.
The La Palina Company has been very kind by posting my reviews on their web site. So I'm anxious not to let them down. In fact, it's not so much a review, as it will be a tome of praise. I have no doubt.