La Gloria Cubana 8th Street
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Little Havana, Miami
Cigar Strength: Full-Bodied
THE GLORY AND TRADITION OF CALLE OCHO!
Halfwheel – September 2022
For its newest limited edition, La Gloria Cubana is returning to its Miami roots and a factory located across the street from the one that put the brand on the map.
Named for Calle Ocho, the famous street in the middle of Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, the La Gloria Cubana Eighth Street is being made at El Titan de Bronze. It is a 6 x 50 toro that uses an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. A press release from Forged Cigar Company, which distributes the La Gloria Cubana brand, describes the blend as full-bodied with notes of espresso, leather, and spice.
“La Gloria Cubana is one of Calle Ocho’s biggest success stories and it’s a brand my team and I have long admired,” said Sandy Cobas, owner of El Titan de Bronze, via a press release. “When we were approached about collaborating on this special project, we jumped at the chance. ‘Eighth Street’ is our way of paying tribute not only to La Gloria Cubana, but also to the Cuban expatriate cigar rollers who continue to practice their craft in Miami, keeping the traditions of their homeland alive.”
Production is being limited to 5,000 boxes of 10 cigars, a run of 50,000 cigars.