When I started smoking cigars, I would always be drawn to La Gloria Cubanas. They were a nice looking cigar, good price point, and great flavor. They are well made cigars from the Dominican Republic. Initially they were made in Miami, but then the cigar boom hit and the small factory couldn’t keep up with production and they started making them in the Dominican Republic. You were still able to get some that were rolled in Miami, and recently La Gloria Cubana came out with a line that is made in Miami only by Cuban torcedors (cigar rollers). The rollers are so good, they created a special cigar for them to roll.
Today’s cigar tasting is the La Gloria Cubana Gloria (5 1/2 x 43). The cigar is produced in the Dominican Republic. It’s rich on the palate with earthy flavors an some spice and cedar. I picked up a some chocolate notes as well. The cigar had a nice spicy finish, it’s a good medium-bodied cigar. One I would recommend to smoke in the morning with a good cup of coffee or after a light lunch.
Country: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua