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La Gloria Cuban Cigars has long been a favorite in the world of cigars, especially amongst the discerning and highly social set of cigar enthusiasts who know that these cigars offer great cigars with great taste. The La Gloria is one of the finest cigars produced by either the La Gloria family which controls the factories in Cuba, or the La Gloria Cubana, which is an entirely separate family. La Gloria is also the official name of both premium cigars, one made by Habanos SA, the Cuban government-sponsored tobacco company, and the other, a superior version of the famous El Credito line made in the Dominican Republic. Both versions are Cuban cigars, produced in different parts of the country. The Habanos version is a premium brand name, recognized by many as the best tasting cigars in the world. It's not surprising then that the humidor housing one of these premium cigars, the La Gloria, is often the envy of people who smoke it and wish they had a few.
Many cigars go by different names throughout the cigar world, but one of them has been making a strong statement on its own merit for some time now, and it has nothing to do with tobacco at all: the La Gloria Cubana. It is a larger, fuller cigar than its Habanos counterpart, and offers a similar level of complexity and taste. Some say that it is a "roller" cigar, but others prefer it just a medium bodied cigar with strong notes of coffee and spice. This may be because of the blend of tobacco used, or simply because this is a very well made cigar. Regardless, the La Gloria Cubana is an excellent smoke and is well worth a try.
Like its Habanos counterpart, the La Gloria also uses a blend of Habano tobacco, but unlike most of the other premium cigars, it uses a different cut of tobacco. As compared to other cigars in the market, the lower grade of tobacco used in the La Gloria produces a stronger, fuller flavor with more of the cedar and hay aromas that are characteristic of Habano. The price is still quite affordable, so it is not surprising that the La Gloria Cuban Cigars continue to amaze connoisseurs with their smooth, delicious taste.
La Gloria features four cigars that are rolled in hollowed out bamboo tubes. These cigars are named after two ladies who are the main endorsers of this fine line. One is Edz Jejunes, a native of Dominican Republic who founded the Edz Cigars factory in the 1970s. Another is Narcisco Yepes, the former ambassador to Spain who negotiated the La Gloria partnership.
Three sizes of La Gloria are being produced: Long Cigars, Short Cigars and Medium Cigars. Long Cigars measure up to 25 millimeters in length, while the medium size is around 20 millimeters in length and the Short Cigar measures only about ten millimeters. These cigars are available in single, double and triple packs. The wrappers of these three sizes are covered with colors and images of the island. An unusual feature of these three sizes is that the wrappers are not done in traditional Habano Cuba. Instead, they are done in traditional Habanos blue wrappers that bear a strong resemblance to the Cuban flag.
Like the original Habano, La Gloria features a blend of top-notch tobacco and fantastic packaging. The popularity of La Gloria Cuban Cigars can be traced back to the success of the full-bodied robust line introduced by General Cigar Company in 2005. Since then, other manufacturers have taken over the mantle of producing high-quality Dominican cigars using only premium-grade tobacco grown in their own country, producing cigars with incredible flavor and superior burn.