La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 5
Country of Origin: USA
Factory: El Titan de Bronze, Little Havana, Miami, Florida
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Size: 5 5/8 x 54
Goldie Drell Paley, the namesake of La Palina cigars, was the wife of Samuel Paley, who founded the company in 1896. Bill Paley, Sam’s grandson and current owner, created The La Palina Collection Goldie to celebrate the history, contributions and accomplishments of women in the cigar industry. Produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, the Goldie is made under the supervision of owner Sandra Cobas. Master roller Maria Sierra, who signs each numbered box, rolls the entire La Palina Collection Goldie. Maria was one of the first women trained to roll cigars in Cuba. Her historic 32 year career at Villa El Laguito began July 22, 1967. 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.
Each cigar is finished in the traditional Laguito style 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
The La Palina Collection Goldie embodies the tradition, expertise and passion of women in the cigar industry.