In May, La Gloria Cubana will introduce a new regular production addition to its portfolio known as the La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo.

Medio tiempo is one of the highest priming leaves that only grows on a small percentage of tobacco plants. Since medio tiempo is a high priming leaf, it is a leaf that gets the most sunlight and nutrients, so it tends to produce a fuller strength, fuller-bodied cigar. Given it grows on only a small percentage of plants,

In this case, the Medio Tiempo comes from a Connecticut Havana tobacco plant and is incorporated to a filler of Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican tobacco. The cigar is finished with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.

La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo is produced at El Credito Cigar Factory located at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The brand will launch with these three sizes (Robusto, Toro, Churchill), each packaged in boxes containing 25 cigars.

In a press release Steve Abbot, senior brand manager for La Gloria Cubana said, “The artisans of El Credito set out to highlight a rare tobacco leaf with ‘Medio Tiempo’ and ultimately delivered another fine example of their masterful blending techniques. All of the tobaccos that comprise this new collection are interwoven to perfection, and together, they tell a memorable story.”

As with all La Gloria Cubana cigars, the La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo is distributed through Forged Cigar Company:

At a glance, here is a look at the La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Connecticut Havana Medio Tiempo, Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 x 54 (SRP $6.99/cigar)
Toro: 6 1/8 x 50 (SRP $7.49/cigar)
Toro: 7 1/4 x 54 (SRP $7.99/cigar)

Photo Credits: Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)