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Spotlight Brand: La Gloria Cubana Cigars

La Gloria Cubana

One of the most iconic brands in the business.

Debuting in 1968 in Miami’s Little Havana district, La Gloria Cubana cigars are more than just a rich, full-bodied indulgence. The bold taste of this premium cigar became a favorite among the local Cuban expats. In 1980, the history of this cigar moved forward, embellishing on the infusion of unique tobaccos to enrich the former, glorified taste. Many enthusiasts turn to this blend, recognizing its superiority and, with its Little Havana roots, it’s one of the most sought-after cigars in the world.

La Gloria Cubana cigars utilize only the finest tobaccos the world has to offer. Comprised of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos, this blend is finished with a seamless Ecuadorian Sumatra or maduro wrapper and provides your palate with rich notes of oak, earth, and espresso. The cigar lives up to its ‘92' rating and then some. Even with all the delicious new releases La Gloria Cubana has put out over the years, this blend proves that it's still the classic.

Q & A: Distilled vs. Tap Water?

Q.
Which type of water is a better choice for humidifying my cigars, distilled or tap?

1/19/09 | by KS of Oxford, OH

A.
Cigar enthusiasts should always use distilled water to keep their cigars properly humidified. The differences between tap water and distilled water are colossal, even though it may not seem this way at first glance. Tap water contains many impurities, from nitrates and fluorides to iron and microorganisms. Although incredibly minute, these impurities are powerful enough to change the taste or flavor of any cigars. In addition, tap water is also more likely to cause mold in a humidor, due to the amount of impurities in the water, which varies depending on the source of the water. Distilled water goes through a process where all of these impurities are boiled out of the water, eliminating any solids, like iron, that may exist. Using tap water that contains exorbitant amounts of iron may affect any cigars that pull in the moisture, which would end up leaving an unpleasant iron-like flavor on the palate. In order to prevent these types of irritating scenarios and to allow aging cigars to maintain their humidity without sacrificing their incredible flavor, always use distilled water – it is a far superior choice.

by Dave