If you’ve ever smoked a cigar down to the nub, you’ve probably burned your fingers trying to peel off the paper band before it went up in flames. Maybe you didn’t even realize that the band was burning until it was too late. The new La Gloria Cubana Trunk Show cigars address this problem in a practical and creative way—smokable bands.
At this summer’s IPCPR trade show, General Cigar Co. (owner and producer of the La Gloria Cubana brand) unveiled its limited-edition Trunk Show Collection, which featured two different cigars with two different types of smokable bands.
Created by Team La Gloria’s Yuri Guillen, the YG-23 is a 7 inch by 60 ring cigar that comes dressed with a swatch of homogenized tobacco leaf (HTL) as its band. Because the La Gloria logo is stamped on the HTL with a non-toxic vegetable dye, the smoker can safely puff his cigar down to the nub without ever having to remove the band. Only 500 rustic boxes of the Liga YG-23 were made.
Unlike the Liga YG-23, the Liga LR-1 measures 7 by 52 and features a smokable band that is actually a piece of die-cut tobacco leaf patterned in the shape of the La Gloria Cubana logo and glued to the wrapper. The Liga LR-1 comes in more refined lacquered boxes of 26, of which only 500 were produced.
Both cigars should hit the market in early November.
For more on the La Gloria Cubana Trunk Show and on General Cigar Co.’s IPCPR releases, see today’s issue of Cigar Insider.