Anthony’s Cigar Emporium is continuing the celebration of its 20th anniversary with a limited production store exclusive from La Flor Dominicana, who also happens to be celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Mike Teufel, owner of Anthony’s Cigar Emporium, told halfwheel that LFD was one of the first companies that the Tucson, Ariz. retailer brought in, and the two have maintained a close relationship since. “I wanted a classic La Flor Dominicana taste for this release, and Litto Gomez blended this fantastic cigar for the celebration,” said Teufel.

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The La Flor Dominicana Anthony’s Cigar Emporium is a 6 1/4 x 60 box-pressed toro gordo that uses a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper over Dominican binder and fillers. Only 200 boxes of 10 are being produced, with a single stick price of $11.50 and a box price of $115, though they are being discounted to $100 during tonight’s release event, which will feature Litto Gomez, the head of LFD. The cigar will then head to Anthony’s other locations as well its website.

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It’s the second cigar released in the past week for Anthony’s Cigar Emporium, which has four locations in Tucson and a fifth in Phoenix. On Friday, the store welcomed Janny García of My Father Cigars to celebrate the launch of the My Father Le Bijou 1922 The Martino.

(Images courtesy of Anthony’s Cigar Emporium.)

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