Sunday’s Cigar: La Gloria Cubana Obilesco and a Contest Winner

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 didn’t seem to be working.  I chose one at, 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,




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5 Responses to Sunday’s Cigar: La Gloria Cubana Obilesco and a Contest Winner

  1. Steve C


  2. Lloyd L.

    I feel like the Sultan of Swat, pointing my bat towards centerfield (or wherever he pointed it), crushing the baseball like Roy Hobbs and hitting the lights, causing an eruption of electrical fireworks as I round the bases and touch homeplate, scoring the winning run! Ok, maybe that’s a little too dramatic, but I’m jet stoked to win one of your giveaways! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I like it cuz you stay away from being a technical reviewer and pretty much just tell us how you like or dislike cigars. Finally winning won’t keep me from following your blog; yours is one of a small handful that I look forward to reading. Thanks, Craig, and keep walking those cigars!

  3. Agent 86

    Congrats Lloyd, these are so worth it. These are great contests.

  4. TriMarkC

    I’m jealous Lloyd, but congrats!

  5. Will

    I still have a box of Serie N in my shop from the CA magazine ad, too bad no one came in, guess someone will have to smoke them. It’s a very good cigar.