La Galera 1936 Box Pressed, Establishing Foundation
La Galera’s impressive line has been a work of art. So far, I’ve smoked through more than half the line and haven’t had a bad one yet. Today, I’ll be smoking the 1936 Box Pressed Torpedo. Previously I, smoked the 80th Anniversary. While both cigars commemorate the beginning of a tradition, the 1936 Box pressed celebrates the opening of the Tabacerlara Palma factory. The same production process defined at its foundation is still used today, making Tabacerlara a timeless classic in the cigar industry. This factory is responsible for many brands we smoke today. The cigar it self is very different from wrapper to blend than the 80th Anniversary and I’m excited to see what we have in store. The 1936 Box Pressed has a lightly oiled medium brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with visible visible flat veins throughout. As with the other La Galeras, a beautiful band with colorful artwork and a second black band for Box Pressed. The dry draw is semi-sweet tobacco, chocolate and a bit of spice. Off the foot, I’m getting black pepper spice and earth tones. First third opens up to a nice blend of black pepper, cedar, cream and hints of cinnamon. The retrohale is a hearty dose of Cayenne pepper and cinnamon. The mid section softens the profile, moving the pepper back and brings creamy cedar to the forefront without losing the spicy edge. In the final third, the cream tails off leaving a smooth blend of cedar, earth and soft pepper. In the final puffs, the cream came back around finishing this stick off with great flavor. The La Galera 1936 Box Pressed smokes at a Medium Plus with 1 minor touch up and a great draw with plenty of smoke. The reoccurring theme with La Galera is VALUE! A high quality Box Pressed with great flavor for under $10! I don’t want to barrage you with superlatives but I’ll say this, the La Galera 1936 Box Pressed is the real deal. Get your hands on some, I guarantee you will not be disappointed….