It’s been a quarter of a century since La Gloria Cubana first hit the shelves of your local cigar shop and the warehouse of your favorite online cigar shop, and in that time they’ve made some great strides in quality and in offering new product. But a great company deserves to celebrate their cigars and their life when they hit an important milestone, and that’s what this cigar does.
La Gloria Cubana’s story is actually much longer than a quarter century. They were created in 1885 by the Sociedad Cabanas y Castro, and began creating their cigars in Cuba, in Havana. They ended up in the hands of the Cifuentes family, who would control them for about five or six years before the violence of the Cuban revolution.
After that, they ceased production for a little while in Cuba, but resumed later at the Partagas cigar facility there. However, the Cifuentes family registered the name in the Dominican Republic, and they began to make their cigars again. That was twenty-five years ago.
So what makes this cigar so special? To begin with, it’s the first cigar that Ernesto Perez-Camillo has blended in around a decade, and he did it using rare tobaccos and beautiful blends that he keeps in a private collection. This cigar combines an oily and delicious Sumatran wrapper with the finest fillers from Nicaragua, creating a cigar that is medium-full in body and flavor and that must be tried to be believed. A cigar that you will not want to pass up, and one that is currently only being produced in limited quantities, it was showcased just this year in Vegas. If you find them, you must try them; you will not regret it.