La Palina Family Series, Babe


Wrapper: Ecuador or Costa Rica
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Honduras and Nicaragua

The Family Series is exquisitely constructed and beautifully presented. The Babe and Pasha are wrapped with a delicately flavored Costa Rican capa. 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.

The Alison and Little Bill have the added intensity of an Ecuadorian wrapper that is perfumed and velvety. The naturally fermented, aged ligero filler is a highlight of this blend, creating a medium-bodied smoke with smooth, spicy notes.


Size: 5.25 x 50 The “Babe” is named for Bill’s mother, Barbara “Babe” Cushing Paley. As Truman Capote once observed, Babe was a woman of “only one fault… she was perfect. Otherwise, she was perfect.” Babe was one of the last century’s great tastemakers, an icon of fashion and style. She maintained her position on the best-dressed list fourteen times before being inducted into the Fashion Hall of Fame in 1958.