La Flor Dominicana’s booth seems like a little island. It was one of the few, particularly when you remove the large monstrosities, that felt like its own individual space on what was otherwise a very crowded floor. That of course didn’t mean that I found it immediately, of course, I should have looked up to see the rotating sign.

When I stopped in, it seemed like international hour. Mitchell Orchant of C.Gars Ltd and Scott Vines of Tor Imports, La Flor’s U.K. distributor, were meeting with the Gomez family, while the crew from Cigar World in Düsseldorf were chatting outside the booth with the Schuster family, La Flor’s German distributor. The booth is very much the same as it’s been for years, one thing I like—don’t think this is new—is that La Flor uses tables with glass covers and then places each of its vitolas underneath.

La Flor Dominicana La Volcada

LFD already has a cigar called the Tango, it’s a vitola in the 1994 line. However, the company’s newest cigar is inspired by the tango. It’s called La Volcada, named after a move in the tango, which originated La Flor founder Litto Gomez’s home country of Uruguay. Tony Gomez is going to describe this much better than I will, so click on the video below.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Corojo
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • La Flor Dominicana La Volcada (7 x 48) — $12 (Boxes of 20, $240)

Launch Date: September 2017

La Flor Dominicana Factory Press (2017)

It’s technically just called Factory Press. My OCD aside, La Flor Dominicana already had a cigar just called Factory Press—the new Factory Press release is quite similar to the six releases before it. At 6 1/2 x 58, it’s one of the larger sizes, though they’ve all been between 6 1/4 to 6 1/2 inches in length and 54 to 60 ring gauge.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • La Flor Dominicana Factory Press 2017 (6 1/2 x 58) — $15.10 (Boxes of 120, $1,812)

Launch Date: September 2017

La Flor Dominicana Petite La Nox 50-Count

The Petite La Nox is now offered in 50-count cabinets. These look very similar to the style of boxes the company used in the El Carajón. Pricing is $370 box.

La Flor Dominicana Colorado Oscuro

It’s back in the No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 sizes.

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Charlie Minato

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