La Gloria Cubana announces “Medio Tiempo,” a three-cigar collection that will begin shipping May 4. Medio Tiempo is a full-time addition to the La Gloria Cubana lineup, and follows the “Spirit of the Lady,” a limited-edition release that launched in March.
Medio Tiempo uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper with Connecticut Broadleaf binder and filler from Honduran, Nicaraguan, Connecticut and Dominican tobaccos.
The Medio Tiempo is made at the El Credito Cigar Factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic and comes in a 5 x 54 Robusto ($6.99), a 6.125 x 50 Toro ($7.49) and a 7.25 x 54 Churchill ($7.79) The brand is packaged in 25-count boxes.
This new collection is named for the Medio Tiempo leaves of a sungrown Connecticut Habano tobacco plant. This leaf-type is a rare occurrence that happens when two additional leaves sprout above the highest priming, capturing the lion’s share of sunlight, nutrients and taste characteristics.
The Medio Tiempo collection is distributed by The Forged Cigar Company, which was formed by the Scandanavian Tobacco Group in January and also includes the Partagas, Bolivar Cofradia, Diesel and Chillin’ Moose brands.