While many cigar companies choose to release smaller vitolas as the winter months approach, La Galera is going the other way, adding a massive 8 x 60 vitola named Coloso to its Habano and Maduro lines.

The two lines keep the blends the same for the new size, with the La Galera Maduro using a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Dominican piloto cubano binder and Dominican piloto cubano and criollo 98 filler. The Habano version’s wrapper comes from Ecuador, while the filler is a Dominican corojo leaf and the filler contains Dominican piloto cubano and criollo 98 as well as pelo de oro.


The La Galera Maduro Coloso is priced at $10.75, while the La Galera Habano Coloso has an MSRP of $10.88. Both cigars will be offered in 16-count boxes and are produced at Tabacalera Palma in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

The Coloso is the eighth size for the La Galera Maduro line:

  • La Galera Maduro No. 1 (3 1/2 x 50)
  • La Galera Maduro Chaveta (5 x 50)
  • La Galera Maduro El Lector (6 x 54)
  • La Galera Maduro Pegador (6 x 46)
  • La Galera Maduro Cortador (6 1/8 x 52)
  • La Galera Maduro Pilones (6 1/4 x 60)
  • La Galera Maduro Churchill (7 1/4 x 50)
  • La Galera Maduro Coloso (8 x 60)

Meanwhile, the Coloso becomes the ninth size in the La Galera Habano line:

  • La Galera Habano Chaveta (5 x 50)
  • La Galera Habano Bonchero No. 4 (5 1/2 x 42)
  • La Galera Habano Cabeza Caracol (7 x 47)
  • La Galera Habano Pilones (6 1/4 x 60)
  • La Galera Habano El Lector (6 x 54)
  • La Galera Habano El Lector No. 2 (5 3/4 x 52)
  • La Galera Habano Half Corona (3 1/2 x 46)
  • La Galera Habano Perillas (7 1/4 x 38)
  • La Galera Habano Coloso (8 x 60)

The Habano version will be the first to begin shipping and is currently scheduled to head to retailers during the middle of the next week, tentatively Nov. 18. The Maduro version is slated to ship closer to the end of November.

The La Galera line is also offered in a Connecticut blend, though there are currently not plans to add to add the Coloso size to that line, or to the La Galera Anemoi, which uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper.


Patrick Lagreid

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