cigar review

La Gloria Cubana: Serie R Maduro No. 7

The next cigar I will try as part of my cigar challenge is from the La Gloria Cubana cigar brand, and I will be smoking the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro No. 7.

The stats:

Length: 7″
Ring Gauge: 58
Strength: Full
Country of origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf / Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican / Nicaraguan

La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro No. 7


The La Gloria Cubana brand was established in 1885 in Cuba. It was created by Sociedad Cabañas y Castro, but ownership of the brand was changed many times. It is still produced today in the Partagas factory in Havana for Habanos SA. But there is also another version produced in the El Credito factory, in the Dominican Republic.

Inside the El Credito factory in the Dominican Republic. Credit:

This particular cigar the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro No. 7 is from the Domincan Republic.

My experience:

I absolutely love the look of this cigar, the dark Maduro wrapper, along with its striking and vibrant cigar band look 👌. The size and ring gauge is perfect, and I’m finding I’m becoming a massive fan of the full-bodied cigar. It makes me feel like this cigar will be a very special experience!

Upon lighting, and after a couple of draws of this cigar I can’t really get much flavour from it. There is also a slight uneven burn to it.

First third – nothing
Second third – nothing
Final third – nothing

I think this Dominican cigar is one of those cigars that are style over substance unfortunately. It looks great to smoke, but just didn’t get much back from it.

My rating: 4 out 10 – I was really disappointed by this cigar. I have looked up the La Gloria Cubana Britanicas Extra Cigar and I could be tempted to try one of those.

Next up… a Macanudo!

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