La Galera Habano
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Country of Origin: Dominican
Cigar Strength: Medium - Full-Bodied
FROM FAMOUS CIGAR MAKER JOCHY BLANCO
The La Galera Habano is one of the premium lines made by Tabacalera Palma’s Jochy Blanco. For many years Blanco and Tabacalera Palma have grown tobacco and made cigars for many of the industry’s leading brands. Last year, Blanco made a strategic move – that to brand owner when he acquired Indian Head Cigars from Bill Bock. At the same time, Blanco created a new premium cigar line called La Galera. La Galera has now become the premium cigar component of the Indian Head portfolio.
The brand pays homage to the cigar factory. “La Galera” refers to the roller’s room in the factory which is the heart of where the activity takes place. The vitolas in the La Galera are named after items in the factory. Chaveta, for example, refers to a knife used by cigar rollers in the factory.
All of the tobaccos (with the exception of the wrapper) are grown on Blanco’s farms. Jochy has created a blend utilizing four different Dominican tobaccos - Corojo, Piloto Cubano, Criollo '98 and Pele De Oro.
You will find the overall smoke to be medium to full-bodied with hearty characteristics and a thick, rich creamy finish. The construction, burn and quality are what you would expect from a Jochy Blanco product.