La Gloria Cubana Criollo De Oro
- Origin Dominican Republic
- Wrapper Dominican
- Binder USA Connecticut Broadleaf
- Filler Honduras, Nicaragua
- Strength Medium
La Gloria Cubana is a storied brand with a rich history, and it is recognized the world over as one of the finest premium cigar brands. The brand was reincarnated for American consumers by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. In the mid 1990s, the brand developed a cult following and set them on a trajectory for success. The brand grew so quickly, in fact, that Perez-Carrillo opened a new factory in the Dominican Republic. With his meteoric growth during the cigar boom, he sold his brand and factory to General Cigar in 1999, but he continued to oversee the factory and blending for another decade before handing over the reins to his team and retiring (at least for some time). La Gloria Cubana continues to be a leader in the industry that produces distinct, Cuban-inspired blends that continue to captivate the hearts and minds of cigar smokers everywhere.
La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro is a fantastic take on this storied brand. While the brand is known for its bolder blends, the Criollo de Oro strikes a different path. The blenders of these cigars decided to focus on flavor instead of a combination of strength and flavor. The result is a spectacular medium strength blend with a wonderful flavor profile. Using a blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran filler tobaccos, along with a Connecticut Broadleaf binder, La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro is topped with a hybrid Criollo de Oro wrapper (that was developed by crossing Criollo ‘98 with Pelo de Oro). Tasting notes include flavors of cedar, earth, and natural tobacco along with hints of pepper, roasted nuts, and molasses. This La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro blend is very approachable and can be enjoyed any time of the day.