La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press, Robusto, 5 1/2 x 50, 20 per box
La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Cigars are a Nicaraguan-inspired, four-country blend that celebrates the craftmenship of the El Credito Factory using tobacco from around the world. The freshly-rolled cigars are place into wooden trays with dividers that apply uniform pressure to the cigars. The trays are then pressed to define their shape. Once pressed, the cigars are placed in specially sized boxes that apply slight pressure to maintain their shape. This process is reminiscent of the old Spanish-press technique used in pre-embargo Cuba where the boxes were used to create the cigars' distinct form. The filler is comprised of Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican Piloto Cubano and Olor, and Brazilian Mata Fina, with a Mexican San Andreas binder. The cigar is wrapped in a rich Nicaraguan leaf from Jalapa. Notes of earth, spice and toast prevail in this intriguing smoke.