The first release from the new Forged Cigar Co. will head to stores this week.

Tomorrow, Forged will begin shipping the La Gloria Cubana Spirit of the Lady, a two-vitola limited edition line. It uses a seven-year-old Honduran wrapper from the Olancho San Agustín region over a Cameroon binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Nicaragua. Spirit of the Lady is being made at General Cigar Dominicana in the Dominican Republic.

  • La Gloria Cubana Spirit of the Lady Toro (6 x 50) — $12.99 (Box of 20, $259.80)
  • La Gloria Cubana Spirit of the Lady Churchill (7 x 50) — $14.99 (Box of 20, $299.80)

Each vitola is limited to 600 boxes.

“The artisans of El Credito are passionately committed to their craft, and it shows in every single cigar they make,” said Steve Abbot, senior brand manager for La Gloria Cubana, in a press release. “Through their unwavering commitment to creating exquisite cigars, this dedicated team embodies the assured spirit of Lady La Gloria, the brand’s iconic marque. It is truly a pleasure to celebrate these talented men and women, and to honor their artistry through this special offering.”

Forged Cigar Co. is a new entity from Scandinavian Tobacco Group. (STG), the parent of General Cigar Co. and Cigars International. The company has a separate salesforce from General and is responsible for the U.S. distribution of brands like Bolivar Cofadia, Chillin’ Moose, Diesel, La Gloria Cubana and Partagas.

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