General Cigars has released an interesting new cigar to the La Gloria Cubana line up. This new cigar called the Artesanos de Tabaqueros, features two different wrappers over the same filler. The two wrappers are an Connecticut shade wrapper near the foot and an Ecuadorian Sumatra on the upper part of the cigar. Benji Menendez of Partagas fame, hand selected 18 master rollers from the El Credito cigar factory in the Dominican Republic to makes these cigars. The filler is a blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. The tobaccos have been aged for 5 years. The cigar currently come in 3 sizes:
- 650 – 6 x 50 Toro
- 652B – 6 x 52 Belicoso
- 750 – 7 x 50 Churchill
This cigar is an intriguing concept, but is it contender or a marketing pretender? Watch the video and find out. Also, there is a contest at the end so make sure you enter!