Not an actual cuban – because that would be “illegal” – but a rare, limited edition from cigar master Ernesto Perez-Carrillo that pays tribute to the great cigars of his homeland.
Since leaving Cuba with his family in the 1960’s, Ernesto has been making exceptional cigars in Miami, and this year he’s offering La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Miami. Developed over the last six years, it’s medium-to-full flavored, boasting spicy nuances.
Each cigar is a proprietary Nicaraguan and Dominican blend bound with a rich Ecuadoran Sumatra leaf and dressed in a reddish Nicaraguan Havana wrapper. They are individually handcrafted by ten Cuban expatriate rollers, personally selected by Perez-Carrillo, and only 250,000 were released this year through 100 chosen tobacconists.
If you’re looking for something to put in Dad’s stocking, or a celebratory smoke to ring in the new year, the collection features five frontmarks with prices ranging from $8 to $13 per cigar, and $200 to $325 per box of 25.