A new Dominican La Gloria Cubana is shipping to retailers tomorrow and according to its distributor it’s made with a seven-year-old Honduran wrapper.
Called Spirit of the Lady, this limited-edition series features an aged cover leaf grown in the Olancho San Agustín region of Honduras. Underneath is a Cameroon binder and filler blend of Mexican, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos.
Spirit of the Lady comes in two box-pressed sizes: Toro, measuring 6 inches by 50 ring gauge with a suggested retail price of $12.99, and Churchill, a 7 by 50 smoke that will retail for $14.99. Both come in decorative, 20-count boxes and are made at the El Credito Cigar Factory, a section within the General Cigar Dominicana Factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic dedicated to producing the La Gloria brand.
Only 600 boxes of each size will be released.
The La Gloria Cubana brand was previously distributed by General Cigar Co., but is now marketed and sold through Forged Cigar Co., a new distribution arm formed earlier this year by parent company Scandinavian Tobacco Group.