Cigar Czars



Review of La Gloria Cubana
Corojo de Oro Toro Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro is a limited-edition cigar made in the Dominican Republic with tobaccos from four countries. The blend features a proprietary Dominican-grown hybrid Cuban-seed binder, Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and filler tobaccos from Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. This cigar was released in March 2023, and is available in one Toro size (6 x 50) priced at $10.49 per stick. For more information, scroll down to read the press release.

The sample La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro Toro cigar began with modest peppery taste, which was shorty joined by a subtle sweetness within the first five minutes. The smoke was medium-bodied, smooth, and very enjoyable. By the half-way point, a moderate leather taste joined the mix, and this combination of perfectly balanced flavors lasted until the end of the smoking session.

It took me 80 minutes to smoke the La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro Toro down to 1¾ inches remaining. During that time, the cigar had a very good draw, held a medium-to-long ash, and maintained an even burn until one minor touch-up was needed after 50 minutes.

I enjoyed the entire 80 minutes of smoking time, and can easily rate the La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro Toro cigar with a superior 4.25 points on a 5-point scale. At $10.49 per cigar, it is a very good value for a small batch release that is made with top quality premium tobaccos.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

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Press Release



La Gloria Cubana presents “Corojo de Oro”, a new limited-edition release named after a proprietary hybrid varietal of tobacco. The special leaf was developed in “innovation” fields in Mao, a picturesque valley in Northwestern Dominican Republic where tobaccos for small batch releases are bred.

To create the new varietal called Corojo de Oro, agronomists crossed two Cuban seed tobaccos, the versatile Corojo 97-98 with the rare Cuban seed Pelo de Oro. While of wrapper quality, the hybrid leaf was selected as a binder to bring an added dimension to the cigar's four-country blend.

To achieve the finely balanced, medium-bodied profile, the artisans of La Gloria Cubana have punctuated the proprietary binder with a rich Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a blend of filler tobaccos including Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Piloto Cubano and Nicaraguan Ometepe. The result is an indulgent smoke with layered notes of earth, cedar, citrus and white pepper.

Steve Abbot director of marketing for La Gloria Cubana said, “Corojo de Oro was created in the La Gloria Cubana tradition of blending proprietary and time-honored tobaccos. With this special release, our artisans have delivered a cigar with a distinctive taste profile that cannot be replicated in the market.”

Handcrafted at the El Credito Cigar Factory in Santiago, D.R. La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro will ship to retailers on March 1.

Corojo de Oro features an art deco-inspired band that highlights the brand's iconic Lady La Gloria marque and carries the imagery to its elegant, wood-toned box.

La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro Toro (6” x 50); SRP per cigar $10.49