In the world of premium cigars, La Gloria Cubana has once again made a statement with the release of its 2024 allocation of the Corojo de Oro, a limited-edition blend that first captured the attention of aficionados in 2023. This blend is not just a cigar; it’s a tribute to a unique hybrid tobacco that carries the same name, Corojo de Oro.
Nestled in the scenic valley of Mao in the Northwestern Dominican Republic, La Gloria Cubana’s agronomists have been quietly working magic in their “innovation” fields. It is here that they have perfected the art of breeding tobaccos for exclusive, small-batch releases. The star of the show, Corojo de Oro, is a testament to this dedication – a hybrid tobacco born from the crossbreeding of two Cuban seed tobaccos: the versatile Corojo 97-98 and the rare Cuban seed Pelo de Oro. While boasting qualities worthy of a wrapper, this unique leaf has been innovatively used as the binder in this exceptional blend.
The Corojo de Oro blend is a masterful creation of balance and complexity. To complement the distinctive binder, the artisans at La Gloria Cubana have selected a rich Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The filler, a harmonious mix of Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Piloto Cubano, and Nicaraguan Ometepe tobaccos, completes the blend. The result is a medium-bodied cigar that tantalizes the palate with layered notes of earth, cedar, citrus, and a hint of white pepper, offering an indulgent smoking experience.
Cory Beardsley, the assistant brand manager for La Gloria Cubana, shares his enthusiasm, “In creating the Corojo de Oro tobacco varietal, our artisans aimed to craft a cigar that stands apart in our portfolio. This cigar is more than just a rare find; it’s a fulfillment of our promise to deliver an extraordinary smoking experience.”
Handcrafted with precision at the El Credito Cigar Factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic, the La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro began its journey to retailers on February 2. While the exact number of boxes in this year’s allotment remains a closely guarded secret, each cigar, a Toro measuring 6 inches by 50, is priced at $10.49.
Adding to its allure, the Corojo de Oro is adorned with an art deco-inspired band that elegantly showcases the iconic Lady La Gloria marque. The packaging is equally impressive, with the cigars presented in an elegant, wood-toned box that reflects the blend’s sophistication and exclusivity.
La Gloria Cubana’s Corojo de Oro is more than just a cigar – it’s a celebration of innovation, craftsmanship, and the art of tobacco blending. For cigar enthusiasts seeking something truly special, the Corojo de Oro is a blend that promises an unmatched smoking experience.