A new limited-edition La Gloria Cubana brand from Forged Cigar Co. will arrive in October and it bears the name of its exclusive hybrid packaging. Called La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro, the cigar wrapper is a genetic cross between the tobacco varieties Criollo ’98 and Pele de Oro.
The line is the result of cross-pollination of seeds from Criollo ’98 and Pelo de Oro which were then planted in Mao, an area of ââthe Dominican Republic with a microclimate well suited to tobacco. Dubbed the Criollo de Oro, the Sungrown cape is draped over a Connecticut broad-leaf binding and a mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers for a resistance level that General says is medium-bodied.
Cigars are made in the Dominican Republic at El Credito, a section of the General Cigar Dominicana factory dedicated to the production of the La Gloria Cubana brand.
Criollo de Oro will be available in two sizes: Toro, measuring 5 3/4 inches by 54, and a Churchill 7 by 48. Suggested retail prices are set at $ 10.49 and $ 10.99, respectively.
Packaged in dark wood boxes and art-deco cigar rings, Criollo de Oro is limited to 3,100 boxes of 20 cigars. This follows on from other La Gloria cigars released earlier this year, such as La Gloria Cubana Spirit of the Lady and Medio Tiempo.
Forged Cigar Co. is a subsidiary of European tobacco giant Scandinavian Tobacco Group and distributes brands such as La Gloria Cubana, non-Cubans Partagas and Diesel.