La Gloria Cubana Habanos

La Gloria Cubana History

At Montefortuna, one of favorite, lesser known brands that we love is La Gloria Cubana. With some great regular production cigars, and amazing regional editions (we definitively recommend the Gloria Cubana Paraiso Edición Regional Caribe and La Gloria Cubana Serie D Nº5 Edición Regional España), it has turned into one of our all time favorites.

History

La Gloria Cubana is a lesser known, but very high valued Cuban cigar brand. It was founded by in 1885, and found success among the local population and artisan smokers. Combining a great price, superb flavor and unique sizes, it definitively found its niche. In the present, La Gloria Cubana is well known for it’s range of mid sized cigars, with a balanced profile.

After 20 years of existence it was purchased, in 1905 by José Rocha, who kept the ownership for another 49 years. In 1954 it was repurchased, along with the Bolivar brand, by the Cifuentes family. In the present it is still produced in the Partagas factory, located in Havana.

It’s growth stopped abruptly after the revolution, when due to unknown reasons they stopped producing cigars. Finally, in the 1960s it relaunched it’s regular production, and started growing into the brand that is is today.

Selection

La Gloria Cubana brand is identifiable by it’s elegant presentation, specially in their Medaille d’Or brand. The vitolas in its catalog are 100% handrolled with long filler, and their tobacco is obtained in Vuelta Abajo, creating a unique palet of flavours.

Pre 1960 Discontinued Releases

La Gloria Cubana has some very interesting cigars, which started pre 1960s and were discontinued throughout 70s and 80s:

Cetros
• Length: 165
• Gauge: 42
• Vitola: Cervantes
• Discontinued: Early 1990s

Flechas
• Length: 156
• Gauge: 37
• Vitola: Unknown (With a Perfecto shape)
• Discontinued: 1970s

Glorias
• Length: 162
• Gauge: 46
• Vitola: Unknown (With a Grand Coronas shape)
• Discontinued: 1970s

Minutos
• Length: 116
• Gauge: 40
• Vitola: Franciscanos
• Discontinued: 1980s

Pinares
• Length: 142
• Gauge: 42
• Vitola: Unknown (With a Coronas shape)
• Discontinued: 1970s

Sabrosos
• Length: 155
• Gauge: 42
• Vitola: Coronas Grandes
• Discontinued: 2002

Tapados
• Length: 135
• Gauge: 42
• Vitola: Cosacos
• Discontinued: 1980s

Triunfos
• Length: 132
• Gauge: 44
• Vitola: Unkown (with a Corona shape)
• Discontinued: 1980s

Regular Selection

These are some great cigars, which you will easily find online, or in your local cigar store.

Médaille d’Or No. 1                                                            
• Length: 184
• Gauge: 36
• Vitola: Delicado Extra, a long panetela

Médaille d’Or No. 2 
• Length: 171
• Gauge: 43
• Vitola: Dalia, a lonsdale

Médaille d’Or No. 3
• Length: 175
• Gauge: 28
• Vitola: Panetela Larga, a slim panetela 

Médaille d’Or No. 4
• Size: 152
• Gauge: 32,
• Vitola: Palmita, a slim panetela

Taíno 
• Size: 178
• Gauge: 47
• Vitola: Julieta No. 2, a churchill

 

Regional Editions

Unique releases that the brand does on a yearly basis for specific markets.

Gloriosos Edición Regional Reino Unido 2008 
• Length: 156
• Gauge: 50
• Vitola: Doble

Deliciosos Edición Regional Cuba 2009
• Length: 127
• Gauge: 48
• Vitola: Hermosos nº4

Triunfos Edición Regional Suiza 2010
• Size: 160
• Gauge: 50
• Vitola: Magnum 50

Belux Nº1 Edición Regional Belux 2011
• Size: 140
• Gauge: 52
• Vitola: Genios

Paraiso Edicion Regional Caribe 2014
• Size: 135
• Gauge: 52
• Vitola: Edmundo

Revolution Edición Regional Asia Pacifico 2015
• Size: 130
• Gauge: 55
• Vitola: Montesco

Platinum Edition Edición Regional Paises Bajos 2016
• Size: 140
• Gauge: 54
• Vitola: Duke

Serie D Nº5 Edición Regional España
• Size: 110
• Gauge: 50
• Vitola: Petit Robusto

 

 

You may find the La Gloria Cubana Cigars here, at Montefortuna Cigars


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