A few weeks ago, there was word there’d be nothing new from FDG Cigars, the company who I—and I’m sure some other people—still think of as Flor de Gonzalez. At the time, Yadi Gonzalez-Vargas said she made the decision not to bring anything new out as a result of the lack of progress and results with FDA regulations.
But then, she changed her mind, and brought out a robusto version of the company’s 90 Miles R.A. Nicaragua line, which was best known for being available only as a lancero and which debuted in 2014.
Besides, that, the company is still keeping an eye on the future; they continue to produce and distribute a number of private labels and are working on revamping some pre-predicate date cigars that could see a release in the future. There aren’t plans to revamp packaging ahead of what had been the Aug. 8 deadline, as the company is opting simply to add the required stickers.
90 Miles R.A. Nicaragua Robusto
As is often the case, cigar makers will test their blends in a number of vitolas, some of which get marked as being a possible future release. However, the robusto version of the 90 Miles R.A. Nicaragua had largely sat untouched until being added to a sampler pack of other blends in the 90 Miles line, all in a robusto vitola. Gonzalez says she got a lot of requests for the blend in a larger ring gauge, and as such decided to set it free from the sampler and release it on its own.
The line was created in memory and honor of the company’s former director of sales and marketing, Roberto Alonso, who passed away in late 2013. Alonso was the creator of the name 90 Miles for Flor de Gonzalez, and Yadi Gonzalez Vargas said his death created “an irreplaceable loss to us; for he was my father’s best friend, my mentor and right hand man.”
- Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano)
- Binder: Nicaragua (Habano)
- Filler: Nicaragua
- 90 Miles R.A. Nicaragua Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $10 (Boxes of 10, $100)
Launch Date: September 2018