Have you ever tried the favorite cigars of Cuban locals? I thought that I did, but found out I was mistaken. I asked around while traveling Cuba, and expected to hear answers like Cohiba and Montecristo. This was not the case. They told me that La Gloria was the top choice of cigar for locals. Hoya and Punch was the other 2 favorite brands. Of course I had to go and smoke and find out why. While smoking the cigars, they ranged in strength from mild to full but every cigar was very nice, smooth, complex and flavorful. They told me the reason is that the tobacco that is used is some of the best! They told me that they keep a low production of the cigars, in order to retain such a high quality of premium cigars. This sampler is loaded with brands that are the favorites of Local Cubans and thought it only right to share it with you! Smoke these babies while sipping on rum like the locals Cubans !!
Punch Rothschild (4 1/2 x 50) The Honduran Punch cigars were created by cigar legend Frank Llaneza and first introduced to the US market in 1969 by Villazon (now part of General Cigar). Comprised of all Cuban-seed tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua, the US, and the Dominican Republic, Punch cigars offer the smoker a range of sizes not found in other brands.
Montecristo Robusto (5 x 50) Get an unforgettable smoking experience with Montecristo cigars. The Montecristo cigar climbed to the top of the world's renowned cigar list, and it continues to get the highest ratings from American consumers. These are massive on taste and pouring quality, the Montecristo is sweet with spicy glazed hazelnuts flavors and Cedar buttery notes; it is a long slow smoke with deliciously creamy smooth finish. Enjoy these as an after dinner smoke!
Licenciados Wavell (5 x 50) Licenciados (pronounced: Li-sen-sia-Dos) has been a leading brand for us since we introduced this cigar almost twenty years ago. Not only is the Licenciados as smooth as a baby’s behind, it is creamy and full of nutty flavors. Licenciados proved to be the pioneer brand which paved the way to many other Dominican made cigars on the road to stardom and recognition by the media, and the lime lights were no longer the domain of the Castro industry only.($
La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 4 (4 3/4 x 52) High quality and superb full flavor are telltale characteristics of the Serie R. The No. 4 delivers a full bouquet of leathery cedar smoke with glazed almond sweet flavors. It is rich and robust with solid and consistent body of remarkable cigar that is one of the most popular in the market today.
Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra Espresso (4 1/2 x 50) Today, in the uncompromising style of the cigar masters at the General Cigar Corp., Hoyo de Monterrey cigars are still made the nineteenth-century way cured and aged in their own time by the wind and the weather as nature intended. The resulting full-bodied cigars are as deeply satisfying as they are authentically Honduran.
Punch Rothschild 4 1/2 x 50
Montecristo Robusto 5 x 50
Licenciados Wavell 5 x 50
La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 4 4 3/4 x 52
Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra Espresso 4 1/2 x 50