Turning 85 is a big deal, and Tabacalera Palma wanted to do something just as exciting to commemorate this incredible feat. When they sat down to think of ways to accurately convey what this occasion meant to them, they decided to consult their fathers. Jochy Blanco revisited dozens of scribbles and stand-alone paragraphs in his father’s notebooks and reexamined the tobacco growing and processing wisdom of two generations, along with the cigar manufacturing wisdom of one generation.
What resulted is a couple of American seed tobacco wrapped cigars worthy of occasions as memorable as an 85th birthday.
Jochy Blanco's blend was inspired by his father, Don Nanán, who loved Connecticut wrapper almost as much as his nine children. He combined decades of unused blending techniques with Dominican seed tobaccos and produced a traditional Dominican cigar made with Corojo binder with Piloto Dominicano and Criollo 98 filler from their Jacagua and Gurabo farms, giving it the typical raisin and nutmeg notes of Dominican tobaccos.
Jose Manuel Blanco's contribution to this project was a leathery smoke wrapped in a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. He was inspired by his father’s incessant obsession with experimenting with different tobacco blends and decided to use a combination of Dominican and Cuban seed tobaccos. The result is a thick chocolatey smoke with notes of cinnamon that comes from the Piloto Cubano binder and Criollo 98 and Corojo fillers from Potrero and La Canela farms.
The cigars are packaged in one box offerering 10 of each blend. As an added bonus, this limited edition features a keepsake box that can be used as an ashtray.