The Famous Original La Gloria Cubana Cigars
The original non-Cuban La Gloria Cubana cigars were created in Miami in 1972 at the El Credito cigar factory in Little Havana, Miami’s famed Cuban neighborhood, home to authentic restaurants and local cigar shops. However, the brand wasn’t the key focus until cigarmaker Ernesto Perez-Carrillo took over the company in 1980. It quickly gained a cult following and, by the 1990s, thanks to Ernesto’s amazing blending skills, the cigar boom, and a slew of 90-plus ratings, it eventually grew into an enormously popular national brand.
By the late 1990s, to meet such high demand for his top-notch cigars, Perez-Carrillo decided to move his production to a much larger factory in the Dominican Republic.
Now produced by the prestigious General Cigar Company under Ernesto’s watchful eye, La Gloria Cubana cigars feature the same award-winning, robust blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos finished with an Ecuadorian Sumatra or Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper.
Both medium to full-bodied in strength, La Gloria Cubana cigars, when covered by the lighter Ecuador Sumatra leaf, provides a smoke that displays rich leathery and earthy flavors, backed by nuances of spice, oak, and cedar. When choosing the Connecticut Broadleaf variety, you can expect to be greeted with bold, dense flavors of chocolate, espresso, earth, and a sweet caramel finish.
With an abundance of shapes and sizes to choose from, and available in singles, 5-packs, and boxes of 25, discerning cigar aficionados still consider La Gloria Cubana to be one of the best brands ever made, and keep coming back time and time again for more!