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When “Ernesto Perez Carillo Jr.” collaborates with “General Cigar Co.”


In a move much appreciated by Cigar lovers, Ernesto Perez Carillo Jr. the Cuban American master Cigar maker is collaborating again with General Cigar Co. to introduce a new regular production: La Gloria Cubana Coleccion Reserva.

The new edition that is made by Carillo at his Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. Factory, will be presented at the IPCPR trade show next month in Las Vegas. It has Sumatra-seed wrapper grown in the Los Rios province of Ecuador’s Quevedo region, and Nicaraguan Tobacco for the binder and filler.

lgc-coleccion-reserva-1600bLa Gloria Cubana Colección Reserva comes in a box of 20, set to be sold by General Cigar Co. for a range of USD.7.60 to USD.90 per Cigar, having 3 different sizes:

Robusto (5” x 54), Torpedo (6” x 54), residente (7 1/2” x 54).

As per Perez Carillos’ speech at his last visit to Cigar Aficionado Headquarters in NY City, “the blend is very much in keeping with the spirit of the original La Gloria. When La Gloria first came out, I really liked the Nicaraguan tobaccos that were available at the time. The Nicaraguan visos and ligeros that we use for this project are La Gloria all the way.”

“Sumatra has a certain texture,” Perez-Carrillo said. “A certain silkiness and a particular smell. I think it’s a tangy wrapper, peppery and medium to full bodied.”

Expect to see an article on our blog about the relation between Carillo, La Gloria Cubana and General Cigar Co.

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