Recently, a new addition to the La Gloria Cubana family has begun appearing at retailers called the La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press.

The La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press is produced at the General Cigar Dominicana factory in the Dominican Republic. As with all La Gloria Cubana cigars rolled at that factory, it is produced in the El Credito Cigar Factory, a ’boutique-style “factory within a factory”. It is at that facility where the Spanish Press technique is applied to the rolled cigars.

La Gloria Cubana

Photo Credit: Cigar Coop


With the Spanish Press technique, freshly rolled cigars are placed into wooden trays with dividers to apply uniform pressure to the cigars. The trays are then pressed to define their shape. After the cigars are pressed, the cigars are placed in specially sized boxes that apply slight pressure to maintain their shape.

As for the blend, it is described as “Nicaraguan-forward” and is a multinational blend highlighted by a Jalapa Nicaraguan wrapper, Mexican San Andres binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican Piloto Cubano, and Brazilian Mata Fina. The cigars are available in three sizes: Robusto, Toro, and Gigante, each presented in 20-count boxes.

“This pressing method eliminates air pockets to deliver an optimal draw and output of smoke, resulting in an enhanced smoking experience,” commented Yuri Guillen, Production Manager of El Credito.

At a glance, here is a look at the La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press.

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican Piloto Cubano, and Brazilian Mata Fina
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 1/2 x 50 (SRP $6.29)
Toro: 6 1/2 x 52 (SRP $7.29)
Gigante: 6 x 60 (SRP $7.99)

Photo Credits: General Cigar Company, unless specified.