Cigar Spotlight: La Gloria Cubana

May 8, 2015

La Gloria Cubana’s core brand contains a wide range of vitolas, so you’ll find a size that fits your style. Long modeled on classic Cuban cigars, the La Gloria Cubana smokes were first rolled in 1968 in a factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, FL. They were a hit with the Cuban expat community in town, and their popularity grew. The brand was the brainchild of cigar master Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. who later sold the brand. It is now one of the General Cigar brands.

La Gloria Cubana makes other highly rated lines today like the Serie R, Serie N, Serie R Black, Serie R Estelí, Artesanos de Obelisco and Artesanos Retro Especiale, but the signature cigars continue to be among the most popular. They are affordably priced too at $3.50 to $6.00 per stick in most sizes.

These cigars are rolled in two locations, the El Credito cigar factory in Little Havana and in the Dominican Republic.

La Gloria Cubana Tobacco Blend and Flavor

A natural and maduro version of this cigar is available in most vitolas. The blend for both is a rich mix of tobacco from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The binder is Dominican too.

The natural wrapper is a medium-brown, handsome Ecuadorian leaf grown from Sumatran seed. The La Gloria Cubana Maduro sports a dark, silky Connecticut Broadleaf grown in the United States.

These cigars deliver medium body and strength. The smoke contains notes of chocolate, coffee, cedar, nuts, oak and a dash of peppery tang over a core of earthy leather.

La Gloria Cubana Cigar Ratings

Before formalizing the ratings system, Cigar Aficionado gave a La Gloria Cubana cigar a score of 98! CA founder Marvin Shanken called the cigar one of the most delicious he had ever tasted.

La Gloria Cubana reviews typically rate these cigars between 86 and 92. The most recent rating from CA was a 92 for the Torpedo No. 1.

La Gloria Cubana Cigars at Cigars Direct

The brand contains more than 20 unique vitolas currently, but that may change with time. You can browse what we currently have in stock here.

At this writing, the vitolas we have in stock include:


  • 4.3×32 Petit Sumatra and Maduro
  • 5.5×43 Glorias Natural and Maduro
  • 6.2×46 Gloria Extra Natural and Maduro
  • 5×50 Wavell Natural and Maduro
  • 6×52 Corona Gorda Natural and Maduro
  • 6.5×52 Torpedo No. 1 Natural and Maduro
  • 7.3×54 Charlemagne Natural and Maduro
  • 7×54 Churchill Natural and Maduro

Whether you’d like to check out these cigars with a five-cigar sample pack or you want a box, we can accommodate you. Order with confidence from Cigars Direct because we guarantee the quality of every cigar you receive.