Turning 85 is a big deal, and we at Tabacalera Palma wanted to do something just as exciting to commemorate this incredible feat. When we sat down to think of ways to accurately convey what this occasion meant to us, we both decided to consult our fathers. My father revisited dozens of scribbles and stand-alone paragraphs in my grandfather’s notebooks and reexamined the tobacco growing and processing wisdom of two generations, along with the cigar manufacturing wisdom of one generation. I borrowed my father’s wisdom after bribing him with some cheap whiskey.
-Jose Manuel Blanco, 5th Generation Tobacco Grower, 3rd Generation Cigar Maker.