Episode 324 La Palina Goldie

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DESCRIPTION: The La Palina Goldie is produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. It is made under the supervision of factory-owner Sandy Cobas. The Goldie is a three-country blend that starts with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler, which are wrapped a binder from Ecuador and finished with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

La Palina Goldie

The cigars are rolled by master roller Maria Sierra. 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 by 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 in Cuba. The Goldie is blended with the prized Medio Tiempo leaf, found on only 10% of tobacco plants. The Goldie is a limited release of just 1000 boxes of 10 with each one being numbered and signed by the roller.

The La Palina Collection Goldie comes in just one size, the 6-inch by 30 ring gauge Laguito No. 2.

La Palina Goldie

FEATURED LIBATION: Bulleit Rye Whiskey
Founded in 1987 and first released in 1999, Bulleit Bourbon is the go-to bourbon for many fans who enjoy its signature spicy profile, derived from a distinctive grain mixture that includes a rye content of 28%, which is among the highest of any bourbon on the market.

Tom Bulleit based his modern bourbon on the 150 year old recipe developed by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit.

A Bulleit rye whiskey was a logical step for the company, considering their bourbon’s high rye content. Noting industry and consumer demand for rye whiskey, Tom Bulleit decided the time was right to launch his company’s second release. Bulleit Rye Whiskey made its national debut in March of 2011.

The Bulleit Rye Whiskey weighs in at 90-proof (45% ABV) and has a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, a mix well above the requirement of 51% rye for rye whiskey.
NHC Seleccion Limitada Natural DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: NHC Selección Limitada Natural
Today’s postscript review is on the NHC Seleccion Limitada, which I first featured in Episode 261 on the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Sunday, February 27, 2011. These cigars have now been resting for 1 year, 5.8 months and I pulled out two more for this second and final postscript review.

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