- A pioneer of the large ring gauge revolution, Serie R delivers bold spiciness and powerful, yet refined flavor. An excellent smoke worthy of the time it will take to enjoy it!
- 5.5 x 54
La Gloria Cubana is another of those great brands that began in Cuba, as the name would lead you to expect. Began in the 1880s. founded to make fine Cuban cigars in Cuba, for a few decades they were doing well, and the cigars they were making were well-loved and well-received. However, that was due to change.
With the Cuban revolution, things changed overnight. Tobacco, once a beloved cash crop of Cuba, and the cigars that it inevitably became, were no longer allowed to be in private hands. The Castro government allowed some of the best-known names in cigars to continue operating, and everyone else was closed down, and the few that were allowed to operate did so under government rule and government leadership. The owners were forced out of the country, or worse, and such is the story of La Gloria Cubana.
Thankfully, you can’t keep a good idea down, and La Gloria Cubana, a brand that they allowed to continue operations in Cuba, was opened elsewhere, operating in the Americas outside of Cuba. Their Serie R cigars were made to appeal to those with a taste for darker tobaccos and a fuller taste.
To make this full-flavored cigar, they begin with Dominican tobaccos, which are aged years longer than they would regularly be, and then wrapper in some of the darker wrappers that the Dominican Republic has to offer. The Serie 5 Natural is not so dark as some of the other makes, but it is nonetheless a full flavored cigar with hints of coffee, and one you will enjoy whether you pull it from your local humidor or from your favorite online cigar shop.