So many of the great cigar brands that you and I are enjoying these days are cigar brands that were begun in Cuba, and many of them still operate in Cuba at the behest and under the leadership of the communist party of Cuba. You see, many of these brands have deep histories and names that are well-known and well-respected, names that have been making cigars for over a century and a half. The quality may have declined, but the name is what people are buying, in many cases, when they buy Cuban cigars, or the prestige of smoking something that you just can’t get in America without a lot of hassle and cost.
But many of those same companies were also reformed outside of Cuba, and began making their cigars again, and La Gloria Cubana is one of them. They’ve been in operation for about a quarter of a century at this point, and they keep on making fantastic cigars. The Serie R is just one such line of vitolas that they’re making, but one you should definitely give a chance.
So what makes these cigars so different from the normal offerings from La Gloria Cubana? Well, it’s the tobacco. They take Dominican long leaf filler tobacco, and they age it for a couple of years longer than you would normally do so. This means that the cigar is a bit more mellow, allowing for a bit more complexity of flavor than you can normally get, and that means a better cigar, one with coffee notes and a hint of spice to it, and one that you will most definitely enjoy again and again.