The Forged Cigar Company has announced a new line in the La Gloria Cubana brand, Criollo de Oro." This new limited edition line gets its name from the hybrid varietal developed by crossing two Cuban seed tobaccos: the versatile Criollo ’98 with the rare Cuban seed Pelo de Oro.
The Forged Cigar Company is launching a new line under the La Gloria Cubana brand, called “Medio Tiempo.” This new cigar will come in three sizes and ship on May 4. Medio Tiempo will be a regular production cigar. Medio tiempo is the highest priming of a tobacco plant and is known for being very strong.
"Magnificent cigar. I'm not a boxed press enthusiast, but I really enjoyed this one despite the format. The flavors nailed a lot of my personal preferences featuring loads of creaminess, leather; ranging from soft and supple to bold and aggressive, and throughout offered a balanced sweetness. Additional notes of mineral and salt played against the sweet creaminess nicely. " -John I. (John I.)
I have had this cigar resting for a bit and finally took time to light it up. The cigar had some great flavors going on but I did have to touch up the cigar quite a bit as it kept trying to go out on me. Overall I enjoyed the time I had with this cigar and would for sure pick up some more in a different size.
La Gloria Cubana is adding a 7 x 70 size to their Serie R line. The collection is known for its fat ring gauges and this marks the brand’s largest size to date. The La Gloria Cubana Serie R No 8 uses an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican blend.
"An earthy, slightly coffee flavored Maduro but very one-note. It became quite harsh likely due to the need to relight so many times. The construction and burn were very lacking. At a budget stick price, this would not be an awful choice but at a higher price point, the construction would make this an absolute no-buy for me." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
Newly formed The Forged Cigar Company, distributor of La Gloria Cubana, has announced La Gloria Cubana Spirit of the Lady. This Limited Edition cigar is a five-country blend that honors the masterful artisans at the El Credito Cigar Factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
"This was really a nice cigar. It looked special at the beginning and quickly proved to be special once the flame was applied. The initial mild flavors attracted my interest and the gradual increase in intensity was perfect to end my day. I could easily see myself smoking this on a regular basis..." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
"One draw issue aside, this was an excellent smoke, one I really, really hope in on the bargain side of things so I can stock up, but I'm guessing it's likely a premium. Overall it was well constructed, burned great, had excellent thick smoke output, and really well balanced flavor. One I will definitely seek out again, regardless of price! Highly recommended." -Derek (StogieNinja)