In 1996 I had my first La Gloria Cubana cigar. Soon after they opened the factory in the Dominican Republic and the buzz online was which were better, the cigars made in the DR, or the ones made in Miami? I never could tell the difference myself, but I’ve had dozens of La Glorias over the year. I think the first cigar that made me feel a little queezy was a Corona Gorda natural back in the late 90s. Of course, much has changed, however the cigars are still delicious, and the variety available has increased. I’ve recently enjoyed the Artesanos de Tabaqueros as well as the Serie N, which is a beautiful cigar, dark and oily and full of flavor.
Friday, March 25 we celebrate Serie N Day with a webcast taking place at http://www.lagloriacigars.com/ starting at 6 PM EDT. There will be an opportunity to interact with Michael Giannini, Yuri Guillen and Rick Rodriguez via Twitter (@lagloriacigars) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/teamlagloria) and there will be retailers across the country participating. The press release can be viewed here. I will be making an appearance in the 7 o’clock (EDT) hour.
In celebration of this event, I will be giving away five 5 packs of Serie N JSBs, generously provided by General Cigar. Watch for the first contest this weekend, and then subsequent contests every week following! The rules will be simple, leave a comment and I’ll have a random drawing mid week and announce a winner.
That’s all for now, check back for the first contest announcement!