La Gloria Cubana
Gloria (Corona)

Vitola: Corona
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 43

Binder: Nicaraguan
Blender/Creator: Ernesto Carrillo, General Cigar
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: June 12, 2018
Price: $4.00 from Sampler
Date Smoked: December 6, 2018
Quantity: 8

Gloria (Corona)

Last month I discovered a La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro and was impressed with the full flavor delivery so I sought out a sampler of La Gloria Cubana cigars.

Now, this is probably no secret to most of you experienced cigar smokers, but after some due diligence (research) I found out that this is intended to be a “Cubenesque”, rich, full-bodied Dominican Republic cigar. After smoking the Serie R Maduro, I would tend to agree. So, I found a sampler of 8 “90-Rated” La Gloria Cubana cigars from and now I have a tasting journey ahead of me.

Today I smoked the La Gloria Cubana Gloria (5.5” x 43 Corona).

I straight cut this smaller 43-gauge cigar in search of it more concentrated flavors. On the cold draw I got whiff of barnyard and black pepper from this old Cuban-Style cigar.

Once lit, a loose draw provides abundant spicy smoke and on the retrohale. Halfway through the pepper is coating my tongue for a lasting finish.

I can’t wait to study the rest of these cigars from this sampler

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill


I had purchased my first La Gloria Cubana for vetting last June. I can’t wait to set aside some time to vet these classic cigars.

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Loose
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Wood
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Simple
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Grass/Hay: 2
Leather: 2
Pepper: 2