Forged Cigar Company has a new release under its La Gloria Cubana brand known as Corojo de Oro. It’s a cigar named for the proprietary hybrid varietal tobacco it uses – Corojo de Oro.
The Corojo de Oro varietal was created by crossing two Cuban-seed tobaccos, Corojo 97-98 and the rare Pelo de Oro. The leaf was grown and cultivated in the Mao region, located in the Northwestern part of the Dominican Republic. The company says while the leaf grown was of wrapper quality, a decision was made to use the Corojo de Oro leaf as the binder for this blend.
The remainder of the blend features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and filler tobaccos consisting of Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Piloto Cubano, and Nicaraguan Ometepe.The cigar comes in one size – a 6 x 50 Toro. Production comes from the El Credito Cigar Factory, a factory within a factory located at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The cigars are presented in 20-count boxes. Pricing is set at $10.49 per cigar. Production is limited but production numbers were not disclosed.
In a press release announcing the La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro, 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.”
The La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro follows a similar project released last year known as the La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro. The Criollo de Oro crossed a Criollo ’98 leaf with Pelo de Oro to create a hybrid varietal known as Criollo de Oro. The Criollo de Oro leaf was used as the wrapper on the Criollo de Oro cigar.
At a glance, here is a look at the La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican Corojo de Oro
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Piloto Cubano, and Nicaraguan Ometepe
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana
Toro: 6 x 50
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