A Complete Guide To La Galera Cigars

Fourth-generation Dominican tobacco grower and cigar maker Jose Arnaldo “Jochy” Blanco earned his stripes by supplying amazing leaves for top-rated Aging Room and La Flor Dominicana blends, among others, before embarking on his boutique solo venture, La Galera Cigars. Transmitting decades of determination and experience into a series of carefully-crafted, full-flavored small-batch blends, Jochy and the hard-working team at Tabacalera Palma in Tamboril, Dominican Republic have created a collection of amazing handcrafted smokes that aim high and hit the mark every time. When you light up a La Galera, you’re not just smoking a cigar, you’re tasting a lifetime of passion and dedication.

La Galera 1936 Box-press

W – Ecuador

B – Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Dominican Republic

Brand founder Jochy Blanco waited patiently for seven years while the Piloto Cubano and Criollo 98 filler leaves, Criollo 98 binder, and smooth Ecuadorian Habano wrapper used in the creation of the La Galera 1936 Box-press aged to perfection. Once his vision was realized, he gave it a firm, Cuban-style box press and released its delicious earthy, peppery, and leathery flavors to impress the world at large. This hearty blend agrees cordially with a few fingers of your favorite spirits.

La Galera Connecticut

W – Ecuador

B – Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapping a silky Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf around a Dominican Piloto Cubano binder and three different varieties of Dominican long-fillers from the fertile Cibao Valley, the La Galera Connecticut combines the traditional laid-back character of Connecticut-wrapped cigars with an enticing flavorful kick. Its rich flavors of roasted nuts, cocoa, Cuban coffee, and floral tones make for a lively smoke that goes down smooth at any time of day.

La Galera Habano

W – Ecuador

B – Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

Medium in body and commanding in rich taste, the La Galera Habano uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over a Dominican Corojo binder and a dynamite combination of Piloto Cubano, Criollo 98, and Pelo de Oro long-fillers to crate its balanced bouquet of full flavors. A booming ensemble of pepper, cedar, earth, and fruity-sweet tasting notes unfolds over the course of its slow and satisfying burn.

La Galera Maduro

W – Mexico

B – Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Dominican Republic

Balancing tones of creamy chocolate, rich cedar, and spicy pepper, the La Galera Maduro unites a rich and rounded tasting profile with a formidable Medium-full body for those who crave a darker smoke. Expertly crafted using a Mexican San Andres wrapper leaf around a luscious Dominican Piloto Cubano binder and Dominican long-fillers, this decadent creation is perfect for kicking back with alongside an espresso after a hearty meal.


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