Wrapper: Costa Rican
Binder: Costa Rican
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran
What isn’t there to say about the La Palina “Pasha”? On the positive side it has excellent quality and on the negative side is the steep price but, don’t let that turn you away because every aficionado needs a treat now and then. This cigar is part of a limited four series family and each of these cigars has it’s own story. The “Pasha” is named after William S. Paley’s at home nickname. He was the chairman and founder of CBS that had an interest in promoting the sales of the family cigar company. This medium-bodied smoke has got a good roll to it with a very noticeable shaggy foot which I think is unusual for a higher priced cigar but, it provides an easier light. The initial draw was smooth with earth, wheat, and almond tones. As I moved through the first third of the cigar a cinnamon flavor came on to go with the almond and earth tones that came from the initial draw. Once moving to the second third of the cigar the spice of the cinnamon starts to become more prominent with the earth and almond tone are still there. As for the finish the spice intensifies even more with the almond and earth tones toning down more than the second third of the cigar. The overall burn of this cigar was excellent and presented no problems. This is an excellent stick if your looking for a quality smoke and willing to treat yourself.