The treasured brand called La Gloria Cubana has been discovered, as it offers superior handcrafted cigars fashioned by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo at his compact factory in Miami. The demand for this comparable homegrown brand escalated as La Gloria Cubana cigars have a smoke for everyone, from delicate to full-flavored, available in every format.

COMPARISON TABLE

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La Gloria Cubana Cigar

La Gloria Cubana Cigar

Romeo y Julieta Reserva

Romeo y Julieta Reserva

Montecristo White

montecristo white

Perdomo Champagne

Perdomo Champagne

What Is La Gloria Cubana?

La Gloria Cubana

Settled in Miami’s Little Havana, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo originated a new La Gloria Cubana for the American market. Bolder than its Cuban analog, it embraced an entirely new design that beguiled an altogether distinct brand of the cigar aficionado. The rebooted La Gloria Cubana developed into a local mythos, gaining a dedicated coterie of ardent enthusiasts.  With occasional blend tweaks, La Gloria Cubana cultivated its presence as a superbly crafted boutique cigar.

Product Specs

The La Gloria Cubana boasts of unique varieties of cigars under its portfolio. All the cigars have different ingredients and shapes, and this makes them unique. Some unique brands under this portfolio include the La Gloria Cubana, La Gloria  Maduro, La Gloria  Series R, La Gloria Cubana Series R Maduro and the La Gloria  Series R Estelí.

The La Gloria Cubana is widely regarded as the epitome of success, and it is used as a benchmark to grade how good a cigar is. When smoking a La Gloria, expect blends that are rich, strong and creamy. A La Gloria Cubana is known for their high-quality "filler" leaves sourced from places such as the Dominican, Brazil, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

Depending on the brand, the wrapper maybe an Ecuador Sumatra or a Connecticut Broadleaf. All this play a key role in giving the La Gloria a distinct rich taste that distinguishes it from its competitors. Cigars such as the La Gloria Cubana Coleccion Reserva boasts of a Nicaraguan binder and filler. Its unique characteristic is its Sumatra- seed wrapper that is silky and oily.

Other brands from the La Gloria portfolio such as the Series R, are known for their spicy ingredients that are mixed with the very best blends of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. All series R cigars are handmade to perfection in the Dominican Republic. Since the Series R ingredients take more years before they are made into cigars, they normally have a robust and powerful flavor that is unique.  It is this unique and powerful flavor that makes the La Gloria Cubana a household name.

Pricing

The price of a La Gloria Cubana Cigar varies from one series to the other because of the ingredients used to make that cigar. You should expect to buy this cigar for about $7 to 30 dollars.

How It Compares

To better give you a comprehensive review that is unbiased, we compared the La Gloria Cubana brand with other brands in the market. The brands compared were not chosen randomly, but were instead chosen because of their popularity in the market and their quality. The brands are:

La Gloria Cubana Cigar

La Gloria Cubana Cigar

Cigar Construction

Cigar Taste

Cigar Burn

Cigar Construction

As there are a lot of different brands under the La Gloria portfolio, we will only concentrate on the major brands.  The La Gloria Cubana Churchill has its roots in the Dominican Republic. Its size is Churchill and its body medium. The La Gloria boasts of a length of about 7 inches and a ring gauge of 50. For its unique flavor and taste, it has a Nicaraguan Filler and an Ecuador Wrapper.

The La Gloria Cubana Churchill Maduro also has the same characteristic as the La Gloria Churchill in the sense it is also of Churchill size and the filler is also from Nicaragua. However, instead of using an Ecuador wrapper, it uses a Connecticut Broadleaf, and this gives it its unique flavor. It has a length of about 7 inches, and its binder is Nicaragua. It has a medium-full body and a ring gauge of 50.

The La Gloria Cubano Torpedo is a unique cigar, especially where the shape is concerned. It comes in a figurado size and a ring gauge of 56. Its body is medium-full with a length of about 6 ¼ inches. The La Gloria Cubana Torpedo uses a Nicaraguan Binder and an Ecuador wrapper.

Because of the varied and unique construction used, we gave it a 4.5-star rating.

Cigar Taste

If you buy a La Gloria Churchill, then you should expect notes of heavy minerals. Its sloppy cap will produce an earthy smoke that is dominantly leathery. As the cigar puffs its last, you will have a charred wood finish. The La Gloria Cubana Torpedo starts off with some tangy notes that are woody and as the cigar continues to burn, expect espresso taste with a damp finish of earthy notes.

For the taste, we gave it a 4-star rating.

Cigar Burn

All the different brands under the La Gloria Cubana portfolio have a good and tolerable burn.

For this, we gave it a 4-star rating.

Pros

  • The Cubana Churchill is well-made with the desired firmness
  • Cigars under this portfolio burn well and evenly

Cons

  • The presence of veins and tooth make the Churchill brand appear rusty
  • The Cubana Torpedo has some harshness associated with it, especially during the end of the cigar

Romeo y Julieta Reserva

Romeo y Julieta Reserva

Cigar Construction

Cigar Taste

Cigar Burn

The Romeo y Julieta Reserva is a chain of cigars that comprises brands such as the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Cedro Dulexe No.2, the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Cedro Dulex No.1, the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Churchill and the Julieta 1875 Bully. Though there are other brands, we will only concentrate on the most popular. Unlike the La Gloria, the Julieta is known for its Ecuadorian grown wrapper. Connecticut gives out a smoother flavor. Brands under the Romeo y Julieta comes in different sizes and flavors. They incorporate special oils to ensure the taste is exemplary and comes in a Cedary finish.

Cigar Construction

The Julieta 1875 Cedro Deluxe NO.2 has a corona size and a ring gauge of 44. Its body is medium and has a length of about 5 ½ inches. Unlike the La Gloria Cubana, the Deluxe No.2 sources its wrapper from Indonesia and its binders and fillers from the Dominican Republic. The Romeo y Julieta 1875 Cedro Deluxe No.1 has a Lonsdale size and a mild-medium body. It boasts of a ring gauge of 44 and has a length of about 6 ½ inches. Just like the Deluxe No.2, the Dulex No.1 also sources its wrappers from Indonesia and fillers and binders from the Dominican Republic.

Brands such as the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Churchill have a mild-medium body and are Churchill sized. They have a ring gauge of 50 and a length of about 7 inches. As with all other brand counterparts, its wrappers are sourced from Indonesia and the fillers and binders from the Dominican Republic.

In this section, we gave it a four-star rating.

Cigar Taste

With the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Cedro Dulex No.2, expect a cigar taste of chewy notes of pistachios, almonds, and nougat. The overall taste is normally elegant and rich. Where the 1875 Churchill is concerned, expect some yeasty/ bread notes as you start your first puff. This cigar has an even draw and burn, and when you smoke halfway, you will taste some woody finish. As you puff your last Churchill, expect a new taste that is fruity but faint.

For the taste, we gave it a 3.5-star rating.

Cigar Burn

Cigars have an even burn. Here, we gave it a 4-star rating.

Pros

  • The cigar has a fine draw and burn
  • The Churchill produces a pleasant smoke that is fruity

Cons

  • The Churchill brand has green spots on it
  • The Deluxe no 1 has a dull wrapper color

Montecristo White

montecristo white

Cigar Construction

Cigar Taste

Cigar Burn

Started in 1935, the Montecristo brand has a reputation of flawlessness, superior flavor, and exemplary quality. The cigar boasts of an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that is shady. The wrapper wraps Nicaraguan binders and long fillers together to create a masterpiece. Its distinguishing characteristic is its creamy and smooth, rich flavor.

Cigar Construction

The Montecristo White Montecristo Court has a corona size and a medium body. It boasts of a ring gauge of 44 and it around 5 ½ inches. The Montecristo uses an Ecuador wrapper and sources its binders from Nicaragua. Fillers can either be from Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic, and it is made using an Ecuadorian Wrapper and binders sourced from Nicaragua. This cigar is unique in its construction in the sense that unlike a La Gloria, this is Lonsdale in shape. Brands such as the Montecristo White Especial No.1 are made with a ring gauge of 44 and have a length of 6 5/8 inches.

For the construction, we gave it a 4-star rating.

Cigar Taste

The Montecristo court has an earthiness taste that is mild. As you enjoy your cigar, you will notice a floral smoke cream with notes of graham. The White Especial No.1 has a sweet vanilla taste thanks to its matte wrapper. As you enjoy your cigar, you will gradually realize the existence of citrus notes.

For the taste, we gave it a 4-star rating.

Cigar Burn

It has an even draw and burns evenly.

For this, we gave it a 4-star rating.

Pros

  • The Montecristo Court is made well with an impressive golden brown wrapper
  • The cigar brands are well constructed with even draws

Cons

  • It has some harsh flavors towards the end
  • Some Cigars are defective as the wrappers keep breaking down

Perdomo Champagne

Perdomo Champagne

Cigar Construction

Cigar Taste

Cigar Burn

The Perdomo champagne cigars originally existed for a celebratory purpose. The cigars are characterized by their unique and complex flavors. These cigars are handmade and comprise a Cuban-seed Nicaraguan blend of tobacco that has been aged extensively. Unlike a La Gloria Cubana, it is characterized by a triple-fermented Connecticut wrapper. The triple-fermented Connecticut wrapper results in tobacco flavors rich with some tons of coffee.

Cigar Construction

The Perdomo Reserve Champagne Noir Churchill comes in a medium-full body and in Churchill size. The cigar has a length of about 7 inches and a ring gauge of 54. Its wrapper is Nicaraguan as is the binder and filler. For flavor, it uses a Connecticut shade wrapper leaf. The cigar has a natural color.
The Perdomo Reserve Champagne Noir Robusto has a 54 ring gauge and a length of 5 inches. Its Robusto in size, uses a Nicaraguan wrapper, and its filler and Binder.

For this section, we give it a 4-star rating.

Cigar Taste

The Noir Churchill comes in a black color that finishes with a cherry finish. As you smoke the cigar, you taste notes of wood and meat. The Noir Robusto is brownish-red in complexion and gives a rich woody taste. As you finish the cigar, you experience an anise taste.

For the taste, we gave it a 3-star rating.

Cigar Burn

The cigar burn is consistent and excellent.

For this, we gave it a 4-star rating.

Pros

  • These cigars are ideal for use around a campfire
  • The cigars are ideal for gifting a friend
  • Have an excellent and consistent burn throughout its life cycle

Cons

  • The Perdomo has limited flavors when compared to other varieties
  • Some cigars are defective and hard instead of firm

Conclusion

After averaging the reviews and considering other factors, the La Gloria carries the day. The many brands it possesses in its portfolio ensures there is a wide variety of choice for consumers and to add sugar to honey, there are different varieties of flavors to choose from.

For this, we gave the La Gloria Cubana an average rating of 4.5 stars.

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