Monday night West Coast Cigars in San Jose, CA announced the arrival of, and exposed, the Rival Twin of La Gloria Cubana.
This is great news except production of the La Gloria Cubana is limited to 1,900 boxes, for 19,000 cigars in each blend and 38,000 cigars as part of the overall release.
The release includes two 10-count boxes for a total of 20 cigars per box. Ten of the cigars, called Lady La Gloria, feature an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper. The other ten, dubbed Rival Twin, are wrapped using a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Both of them are described as “tweaked” La Gloria Cubana blends and come in a 7 x 58v vitola with a suggessted retail price of $8.49. They’re being limited exclusively to brick and mortar stores in the west coast region of the United States.
Michael Giannini of La Gloria Cubana explained the backstory of these savory cigars and what makes them unique. “The idea is that Lady La Gloria has a twin who was born a minute later; she is a little more feisty, hence the name Rival Twin.” He indicated that this is only the beginning of the story, saying that “the sisters are immersed in a blending duel; the story will continue next year, in a bigger way, as this is Chapter 1 in the series.”