La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros 750

Artesanos de Tabaqueros 750 #1

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Gloria Cubana
Format : Churchill
Size : 7 x 50
Wrapper : Connecticut Shade & Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler : Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
Binder : Ecuador
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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Released back in 2010 by General Cigar, the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros line utilizes two wrapper leaves on one cigar. However, this is not the only thing that makes this cigar unique, as the tobaccos chosen for the wrapper(s) have not been used by the La Gloria Cubana brand. In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Michael Giannini, marketing director for General Cigar, stated, “We thought about this like we were at a restaurant eating food. The Connecticut Shade (at the foot of the cigar) is the appetizer, and this is the big entrée (pointing to the Ecuador Sumatra wrapper).” The design is intended for the smoker to experience two separate distinct flavors as the cigar is smoked.

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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Toro

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Toro

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Gloria Cubana
Format : Toro
Size : 6.0″ x 50
Wrapper : Connecticut Shade/Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler : Dominican and Honduran
Binder : Secret
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Toro is a bit gimmicky but it does exactly what it is advertised to do. This cigar uses two wrappers, a Connecticut Shade wrapper at the foot with an abrupt transition to an Ecuadorian grown Sumatran wrapper for about the last 2/3rds of the cigar. It starts off fairly mild with creamy coffee notes and a bit of hay and then picks up in strength and body once you hit the Sumatran wrapper where there is a bit of pepper and leather and earth with what I thought was a slightly overbearing finish. Maybe even a little harsh at times. I found it to be a well made cigar. The burn was amazingly slow. It took a long time to smoke this Toro. I’d rate this stogie overall as “good”.

There was something about the two wrapper setup and that transition from the mild smoke to a more medium bodied experience that I am unsure about. I cannot put my finger on it, but it is different from the changes and nuances of a well blended and complex cigar that only uses one wrapper. I’ve struggled with it but haven’t come up with a good explanation for my feeling on it. Still, this LGC is a decent smoke and the gimmick is legit and so it it is worth trying at least once for the experience.

La Gloria Cubana Torpedo – Then & Now

I have the distinct opportunity to smoke one of the most sought after cigars ever. The original Miami La Glorias came about during the Cigar Boom and put Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on the map. You probably wouldn't have guys like Don Pepin Garcia, Pete Johnson or Dion Giolito without Ernesto. The La Glorias were so hard to find that folks were paying quadruple and more of MSRP.

LGC Torpedo

One of my buddies from Empire Cigars gave me a 15+ year old LGC Torpedo for the birth of my son. I couldn't wait to try this cigar that I had heard so much about. I was just going to write a review for this old torpedo when I realized this was a good chance to compare the blend Then & Now. So much has changed in 15+ years, including LGC being bought by General Cigar to even Ernesto leaving La Gloria to start off on his own again. Is there any way these cigars can still be similar at all? We'll see!

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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Gloria Cubana
Format : Club
Size : 5 3/4 x 47
Wrapper : Honduran (Connecticut seed)
Filler : Nicaraguan & Dominican
Binder : Nicaraguan & Mexican
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale, the newest line from Team La Gloria, spent eight years in the making. This line features a brand new, golden wrapper which was the result of two years of development and cultivation. The line also features a redesigned band, which manages to take a big step away from the Cubanesque band of earlier LGC lines while still remaining true to the same general design. In general, I found the Artesanos Retro Especiale to be a tasty smoke initially, but each sample that I smoked seemed to lose its character about halfway through.

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La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5 Maduro

La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5 Maduro

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Gloria Cubana
Format : Robusto
Size : 5.50″ x 54
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler : Dominican, Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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Introduced in 1999, the LGC Serie R is Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s full-bodied offering for fans of the Dominican La Gloria Cubana cigars. They are made in the El Credito factory for General Cigar. The Serie R is available in 5 sizes and each is available with a natural Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper or a Connecticut Broad Leaf Maduro wrapper. All that is except for the Belicoso which is available in the natural wrapper only. The sizes are…

  • No. 4 – 4.875″ x 52 ring
  • No. 5 – 5.5″ x 54 ring
  • No. 6 – 5.875″ x 60 ring
  • No.7 – 7.0″ x 58 ring
  • Belicoso – 5.75″ x 56 ring (natural only)

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La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5 Maduro

La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Gloria Cubana
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 1/2 x 54
Ring : 54
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler : Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$5 each
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Wow!! This is one of those smokes I went into thinking was going to be just OK. Boy, was I wrong. This is a great stick for the price.

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