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La Gloria Cubana Goes Back To Miami With New 8th Street Cigar

For the first time in many years, a La Gloria is made in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood
Sep 22, 2022 | By Gregory Mottola
La Gloria Cubana Goes Back To Miami With New 8th Street Cigar
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La Gloria Cubana is going home again—sort of. There’s a new La Gloria Cubana coming next month and, like the cigar that made the brand famous in the early 1990s, it’s made in Miami. Called 8th Street, the name is a reference to Miami’s Little Havana section and the street where the cigars are produced—El Titán de Bronze, a tiny cigar factory on 8th Street, also known as Calle Ocho. 

In a sense, the limited-edition La Gloria Cubana 8th Street goes back to its roots, as the non-Cuban La Gloria Cubanas were first made on the same street, at El Credito Cigars in the 1970s. At the time, the small factory and brand were owned by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and his father. General Cigar purchased La Gloria Cubana in 1997, which by that time had greatly expanded operations, making far more cigars in the Dominican Republic than in Miami. General transformed the small factory into a cigar lounge in 2010, and later closed the Miami operation entirely. Now owned by Scandinavian Tobacco Group, La Glorias are produced exclusively in the Dominican Republic.

La Gloria Cubana

Made in only one Toro size (6 inches by 50 ring gauge), La Gloria Cubana 8th Street is a limited release that consists of an Ecuador Havana oscuro wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and filler from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It has a suggested retail price of $21.99 per cigar and comes in 10-count boxes. Only 5,000 boxes are being produced. 

This isn’t the first time that General Cigar has created a Miami-made La Gloria, nor the first time that the company has turned to El Titán de Bronze. In 2008, General released the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Miami, which was made at the El Credito factory when it was still open. In 2021, STG (which now owns General) released a Cohiba made at El Titán de Bronze and then followed up this year with another size.

Distributed by Forged Cigar Co., a subsidiary of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, La Gloria Cubana 8th Street will ship to retailers on October 3. 

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La Gloria Cubana (Non-Cuban)

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