General Cigar Co.’s La Gloria Cubana brand will be getting a new line next month in the form of Spanish Press.
The new three-vitola line is being produced inside the larger Genera 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.
The La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press is offered in three sizes.
- La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $6.29 (Boxes of 20, $125.80)
- La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $7.29 (Boxes of 20, $145.80)
- La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Gigante (6 x 60) — $7.99 (Boxes of 20, $159.80)
General Cigar Co. says the Spanish Press will use a new La Gloria Cubana logo. The logo in the featured image is not the new logo.