Last August while visiting the IPCPR show in New Orleans, I received a tour of the General Cigar booth where I was introduced to all of the brand managers, received information about all of their new releases and was given samples of those cigars. One of the cigars I received was the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obilesco. This is a unique shape, it’s 5″ x 44-57 figurado, and square pressed. The shape is inspired by the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration in Santiago, Dominican Republic, it looks like an obelisk much like the Washington Monument. The presentation is enhanced by a semi-circle box which is also quite unique and beautiful. The sample I had lacked the foot band which the production version has, which is fine by me since I find the secondary band on the foot to be a nuisance. This cigar lit easily and had a terrific draw. I really enjoyed the flavors, there was a sweetness that I found very enjoyable. All in all a wonderful cigar that I enjoyed while taking a short walk around the block and sitting on my porch talking to an old friend I ran into along the way. I’ve said before, I’ve been enjoying La Gloria Cubana Cigars for the last 15 years or so, and I can’t say I’ve ever had one that I didn’t enjoy. This cigar, as well as the Artesanos de Tabaqueros and Serie N are excellent additions to a classic line.
It’s time to give away another 5 pack of La Gloria Cubana Serie N cigars, generously provided by General Cigar. We had 32 entries, one of which I took the liberty of disqualifying since I just set him a 5 pack of these last week! As it turned out, it didn’t matter, and his number didn’t come up. I had to use a new random number generator since Random.org didn’t seem to be working. I chose one at mathgoodies.com, which provided me with the desired results. I’m happy to announce that a longtime reader and follower of my contests was selected as the recipient of these tasty treats. Lloyd, please e-mail me your contact information so that I can get these out to you. You called your shot! Congrats!
That’s all I have for now, until the next time,