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La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra UK Regional 2017 - Box of 10

€329.80 $386.76 £299.00


Tobacco, leather, fungus, rubber, light peat

Single malt Scotch whisky has generated tasting notes varied enough to put the world of wine to shame. Entire books have been published that try to do nothing but describe the taste of whiskies. This huge variation of flavour means that, if you try and condense the entire project of tasting notes to just 10 possible flavours, you will inevitably have to make some compromises. As a result, the set of flavours we have encompassed under the term “Earth” include virtually anything that is savoury or unusual, although they may not have much in common with one another. It is therefore more open to interpretation than our other flavour guides.

By “Earth” we seek to include under one umbrella all the flavours produced by light - not excessive - peat smoke: the aroma of pipe tobacco or cigar smoke, the scent of freshly dug soil, the dry smoke of a hearth fired by wood or inland peat; it may also include the distinctively savoury notes of rubber, leather or fungus that inexplicably make their way into some of the more complex single malts.

For example, peat is present in some classic favourites like Dalwhinnie or Highland Park in such small quantities that it is not at first recognisable as the same flavour that marks the peat beasts of Islay. Many of the older Lowland malts contained a thin streak of peat smoke - it remains to a certain extent in Glenkinchie, while those who are familiar with Rosebank or Littlemill will recognise a rubbery or glue-like characteristic. A medium peating level, used in many Highland or Campbeltown malts, may result in a very distinctively earthy flavour when it is lacking the saltiness that marks those of Islay: Ardmore or Blair Athol, for example, are still a good way removed from Laphroaig or Ardbeg, despite their relatively high PPM, simply because their peat source is dry and inland.

The savoury characteristic of earthy flavours goes well with the leathery or grassy side of certain cigars: the dryness may go well with a Bolivar or a Punch, while those whiskies balanced with a little sweetness might pair well with Montecristo.

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La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra UK regional 2017 - Box of 10

The highly anticipated 2017 UK Regional Edition from La Gloria Cubana,...read more

Tasting Notes

The cigar has a great combination of floral, creamy, and sweet fruity flavours and a mild earthy tobacco taste.

Packaging: Box of 10
Strength: medium
Flavour: medium
Length: 5 3/8
Ring Gauge: 48

Product Info

La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra UK regional 2017 - Box of 10

The highly anticipated 2017 UK Regional Edition from La Gloria Cubana, the Británicas Extra, has finally been released!!

Just 6,000 numbered boxes of ten cigars presented in slide lid boxes have been produced, and this medium-bodied Havana is now exclusively available from UK Havana Cigar Specialists

The first time the Británicas Extra size was ever seen in the UK was the 2011 Regional Edition Bolívar Británicas. In the nine years that followed, the Británicas Extra size has been used on three further occasions, each time for different Regional Editions around the world.


Product Brand

La Gloria Cubana (The Glory of Cuba) is classified as medium-bodied and was created in 1885 by a company in Havana called Sociedad Casañas y Castro.

It changed hands in 1905 when the brand was bought by an entrepreneur named José Fernández Rocha whose company, J. F. Rocha S.A., had just founded Bolivar.

Señor Rocha died in 1944 and ten years later, after his descendants had failed to make a go of the business, it was sold to Cifuentes y Cía, which owned Partagas. La Gloria Cubana has been part of the Partagas family, so to speak, ever since 1954.

There is an element of mystery about the brand’s logo. It has always stated “La Gloria Cubana de C.E.G.” and yet no company or person known to have been associated with the brand fits those initials. Consequently, Habanos S.A. decided to change them to the readily understandable “L.G.C.”, which was seen for the first time on the box of UK’s 2008 UK Regional Edition the Glorioso.

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Delivery Information

Robert Graham uses reputable courier services and we ship worldwide. Within the UK we aim to deliver within 2 working days. International delivery times vary depending on destination. After your purchase has been processed, you will receive an email notification with your delivery tracking number.

The shipping costs vary and depend on the weight of your parcel. Use our calculator to estimate the shipping cost for your purchase.

We strongly recommend taking on transport insurance for your purchase. You will have an option to do so at the check-out.

Note: Regrettably we cannot ship cigars or any other tobacco products to the USA and Canada.

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