IPCPR 2015: La Flor Dominicana

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La Flor Dominicana was one of the booths that had a couple of very busy days, then experienced a wave lull that I discussed in my Day 2 Recap. That’s good news for you guys, though, because it gave me a chance to talk to Litto Gomez about some of the new products.

Their booth didn’t look much different from last year, however there were plenty of new products they were showing off, which should all be shipping in mid September if everything goes according to plan.

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La Flor Dominicana booth

The first product is the 1994 Tango. It’s the same blend as before but in a new size – a 4 1/2 x 48. It will come in boxes of 20 and retail at $136.00 for the box, or $6.80 a cigar.

La Flor Dominicana 1994 Tango

Next was the Salomón Especial, a limited edition cigar featuring a Nicaraguan Sungrown Habano and Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Underneath that is all Dominican tobacco grown at Estancia La Flor de Palma in La Canela. The size is a 7 x 64 in a 10 count box that is going to retail for $258.00, or $25.80 each. They did not have a box count for how many released, but said it was very limited.

La Flor Dominicana Salomon Especial

We also got to see the relaunch of the LFD Coronado. Having been discontinued two years ago, it has now returned with the same blend and sizes, but features a brand new box and logo.

La Flor Dominicana Coronado

The Air Bender blend returns, this time using a maduro version of the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The Air Bender Maduro will come in three sizes – the Chisel (6 1/2 x 54, $9.20), Matatan (5 x 50, $7.60) and the Valiente (6 1/4 x 60, $9.00). Each will come in boxes of 20.

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Maduro

Another new and interesting release is the La Nox. A limited production release, it’s made up of a Brazilian Cubra Maduro wrapper, a Mexican San Andrés binder and Dominican filler. Only coming in one size (6 1/2 x 50), it will come in a round box of 10, retailing at $11.00 per cigar.

La Flor Dominicana La Nox 1 La Flor Dominicana La Nox 2

Lastly, the Litto Gomez Diez 2015 is a special release, as it is the first cigar to use a new tobacco strain that’s being grown at the Estancia La Flor de Palma farm for the binder. The binder and filler are from the farm as well, making this not only a Dominican puro, but an Estancia La Flor de Palma puro as well. It will come in boxes of 24 and in five different sizes – Americano (5 3/4 x 46, $11.20), Chisel Puro (5 1/2 x 54, $12.80), Cubano (5 x 50, $11.20), Lusitano (6 x 52, $12.80) and Oriental (4 7/8 x 38, $8.80).

La Flor Dominicana Litto Gomez Diez 2015

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Brian Burt
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I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010 I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

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