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La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press
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$ 41.75

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Mexican
Filler: Dominican, Brazilian, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Cigar Strength: Medium - Full-Bodied

Halfwheel – April 2019

The new three-vitola line is being produced inside the larger General Cigar Dominicana factory, though at the La Gloria Cubana brand’s special area called El Credito, a nod to the brand’s former factory. As the name implies, the cigars are Spanish pressed, a technique where the cigars are placed into trays with dividers immediately after rolling. The cigars are then placed into boxes that are designed to allow the cigars to keep the shape.

“This method eliminates air pockets to deliver an optimal draw and output of smoke, resulting in an enhanced smoking experience,” said Yuri Guillen, production manager for El Credito, in a press release. “We developed a very special blend to showcase our unique technique and believe we have delivered a fantastic addition to the La Gloria Cubana portfolio.”

As for the blend, it uses a Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper, a Mexican San Andrés binder and four fillers: Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Olor and Piloto Cubano, as well as Nicaraguan Jalapa.

Beautifully constructed with a tight pack and excellent draw, this beauty hits all the check-boxes. You will find rich notes of pepper, spice, earth and leather in a full-flavored, medium to full-bodied experience.

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