Spotlight Brand: La Palina El Año 1896 Oscuro Quickview A Flavorful Cigar From a Historic BrandLa Palina is a historic brand that launched at the turn of the 20th century in Chicago. Its founder Sam Paley was a blendmaster, carefully selecting tobaccos from the most prestigious growers from around the world. The brand thrived until Paley’s retirement in 1926, when production stopped and La Palina’s storied cigars left the market. Years later Paley’s grandson, Bill, revived his family brand to pay homage to his heritage. Bill Paley has delivered in spades by offering the same quality and pleasing flavors his grandfather’s cigars were renowned during La Palina’s hay day. Named for the year La Palina was founded, El Año 1896 Oscuro is comprised of a gorgeous Mexican San Andrés wrapper which masks indulgent fillers from the Dominican. A beautifully balanced cigar with a complex flavor profile. Enjoy pleasing notes of cocoa, wood, and a touch of leather for an experience that will not disappoint.