La Gloria Cubana (DR) Wavell
If you weren't smoking a La Gloria Cubana cigars during the 90's cigar boom, you might as well have been smoking ham. Originally blended by Ernesto Perez Carrillo in his father's Cuban tradition, today they're among the world's leading premium handmade cigars. Each cigar is blended with rich Dominican & Nicaraguan tobaccos in your choice of lush Ecuadorian Sumatra or Broadleaf Maduro wrappers, for a smoke that's both rich in heritage and flavor. Order a box or a money-saving 5-Pack now.
This may not be the prettiest cigar in my humidor, but it is a great smoke! Good mouthful of flavor right from the start and a slight sweetness in the finish. The only problem I have with them is the HEAT. In the final third they get so hot that you have to be careful how you hold them (hot end up or risk a burned finger) but that never equates to a hot smoke, strangely enough. If you can ignore her looks, Gloria will give you a pleasant afternoon.
I buy a handful of these every now and again and am surprised that quality control hasn't changed the construction of these cigars. The taste is among the best for a medium bodied cigar but about half of them are so tightly rolled that they are a workout to smoke. If I ever buy a five pack that has a consistent draw, I will probably buy a box because I like the taste so much.