La Flor Dominicana to Release Football-Themed Arizona Exclusive (Update)

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With the 2015 Super Bowl coming to Glendale, Ariz., La Flor Dominicana announced on Saturday that it would be creating a limited edition release with a football tie-in just for Arizona retailers, a cigar that could be the start of a new series for the company.

The La Flor Dominicana Special Football Edition was announced Saturday on Twitter via both La Flor Dominicana’s account and that of Jon Carney, the company’s vice-president of sales.

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Arizona Exclusive – Super Bowl – 2015 A photo posted by Jonathan M. Carney (@lfdcarney) on

Carney told halfwheel that the cigar will be an entirely new blend that uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Dominican filler. As shown in the pictures, the cigar will feature a football design on the wrapper just underneath the band, an idea sparked by a visit to a Phoenix-area retailer.

It measures 5 3/4 x 60 and will come packed in ten-count boxes with an MSRP of $120 per box and $12 per cigar. The cigar is being offered exclusively to Arizona retailers, though there is no official tie-in between the NFL and LFD, so neither the game’s logo nor that of the NFL will appear on the packaging. “The cigar is a celebration of football,” Carney said.

He added that the cigar is currently in production with a confirmed release of early January 2015, but the company has not confirmed production numbers as of yet. Carney will be in the Phoenix area for a week of LFD events leading up to the game, and noted that if the the project is successful, LFD is considering releasing of a variation of this cigar each year in the state hosting the Super Bowl.

Update (Dec. 10, 2014) — Now scheduled for next week.

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