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.

Artesanos de Tabaqueros 750 #2

The La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros is available in three different sizes:

  • 650 – 6 X 50 Toro ($8.00 USD)
  • 652 – 6 X 52 Belicoso ($9.50 USD)
  • 750 – 7 x 50 Churchill ($9.00 USD)

Artesanos de Tabaqueros 750 #3

The cigar had two shades of wrapper with lots of big veins all over the dark half of the wrapper leaf. The foot looked underfilled and a soft spot was found in the Connecticut shade part of the cigar. The band was used to cover where the two wrapper leaves were connected and the sloppy cap looked as if it should have been a triple seam, but only two were visible. The pre-light smell was cedar and fresh tobacco and the cold draw was loose and showed only slight signs of sweetness and tobacco.

Pre-light score: 7 pts.

Artesanos de Tabaqueros 750

The first third of the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros 750 was full-bodied and produced a ton of golden thick smoke. There was some harshness in the opening but eventually the cigar turned sweet with light hints of pepper.

The burn was uneven the entire first third which could be related to the underfilling or soft spot I found. The best part of this third was the very pleasant and relaxing aroma the cigar released.

Into the second third the burn started to straighten itself out but was still a little wavy. The transition over the two wrappers gave way to a very bitter taste that was extremely unenjoyable. The draw was nice giving the perfect resistance to each puff and the taste after the wrapper transition was dry and empty. The ash became a solid gray that was flowering after the wrapper transition.

The final third was more of the same from the taste department… lots of bitterness with some papery notes. The burn went back to being lopsided and needed lots of attention. By the end I was well over this cigar and was more than ready for it to end.

Smoking score: 5 pts.

Artesanos de Tabaqueros 750

The La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros needs a lot of attention! The burn was terrible the entire time just like the cigar didn’t want to stay lit. This monster smoke stack hardly delivered any “flavor” and in the end just seemed like a waste of time. For the price there are plenty of other cigars on the market that deliver much more “bang for the buck.” I do however appreciate the innovative idea that LGC has tried but the elements of taste, burn, and complexity are just plain missing. My vote is to pass on this cigar.

Overall Experience score: 4 pts.

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros 750 Rating

Pre-Light: 7 pts.
Smoking: 5 pts.
Overall Experience: 4 pts.

TOTAL: 16 pts.

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