La Galera Roughrider Connecticut Robusto


Made by Jochy Blanco in the Dominican Republic, this cigar has a sweetened tip.



La Galera, translating to “tobacco kitchen” in Spanish, is a name you should know, especially if you’re familiar with Jochy Blanco. As a fourth-generation tobacco grower and cigar producer in the Dominican Republic, Jochy has made a significant mark in the industry. His factory, Tabacalera Palma, is one of the oldest in the country, producing top-quality Dominican tobacco and supplying many brands you might already enjoy. In 2016, Jochy launched his own brand, La Galera Cigars, marking a new chapter for Tabacalera Palma.

If you appreciate well-crafted cigars, La Galera Habano stands out with its stunning band artwork and packaging. The tobaccos used are exceptional, sourced from Jochy’s farms in the Cibao Valley, except for the wrapper leaf, which is Ecuadorian Habano. This is combined with a Dominican Corojo binder and long-fillers of Piloto Cubano, Criollo 98, and Pelo de Oro. Falling in the medium-bodied range, these cigars deliver robust flavours of pepper, earth, wood, and a hint of fruity sweetness. Despite their premium price, the superior quality of the tobacco and craftsmanship makes them a worthy investment. La Galera Habano has garnered multiple 91-point ratings. Size: 5 x 50. Note: these are now shipping in plain packaging.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
  • Binder: Corojo, Dominican
  • Filler: Dominican

About La Galera Cigars

On a warm and sunny day in Tamboril, considered to many as the cigar capital of the world, lying in the outskirts of Santiago, Dominican Republic, lies Jose Arnaldo Blanco, known to all as “Jochy”, puffing calmly on cigar. A man who has worked with tobacco for as long as he can recall and his unconditional love and passion for it is obvious to all.

Through hard work and determination, he’s grown and processed tobacco to perfection throughout his tenure as a manufacturer and grower for the last few decades, and his factory Tabacalera Palma has been the home for outstanding cigars that have gained the love and appreciation of smokers all over the world.

As he calmly takes a slow draw from his caramel-like colored wrapped cigar, he realizes that everything is exactly the way he wants it. Staring fondly at a painting across his desk, he appreciates rollers in the factory nearly 80 years ago and a smile starts to reflect. In his mind, this is the perfect time to bring to life exactly what he’s looking at. It’s where it all begins, La Galera is where cigars are produced in a factory; it’s where the magic happens. This is when La Galera cigars is born.

Additional information

Weight .011 kg
Dimensions 12.5 × 1.9 × 1.9 cm


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