In 2015, La Flor Dominicana released La Nox, a cigar blended by Litto Gomez’s son, Tony, that was a tribute to the night. Now, Litto’s younger son, Litto Jr., is celebrating the sun with a new cigar called Solis, a cigar that the 22-year-old developed with his father and older brother.

Like La Nox, Solis is a 6 1/2 x 50 toro extra, but the blend is quite different. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian habano leaf, the binder an Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf, while the filler is Dominican and comes La Flor Dominicana’s La Canela farm. The company calls the profile “power and charismatic with bright flavors nuanced through a range of spices that make it unique yet undeniably LFD.”

“I was inspired by my big brother’s project La Nox and I wanted to create something that contrasted it,” said Litto Gomez Jr. in a press release. “We have pretty different personalities and I thought that the sun and moon were a perfect metaphor to describe us.”

The younger Gomez worked with his father on the blend of the project, while his older brother helped with the project’s artwork.

Pricing is set at $13.20 per cigar, and it will be offered in 20-count boxes priced at $252. Both La Nox and Solis use a circular box design, though with very different color schemes and designs.

The company will have the cigar on display at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which happens July 8 – 12 in Las Vegas. The cigars are currently in production, with the company looking at a late summer or early fall release date, specifically the latter part of September or the early part of October.

Like La Nox, Solis will be a limited production release. That means that while it is not limited to a certain number of cigars, it will not be regular produced due to limitations on the raw materials.

Update (July 7, 2022) — La Flor Dominicana informed halfwheel that it has changed the price of the cigar; it had originally been listed at $12.20 per cigar but is now $13.20.

Image courtesy of La Flor Dominicana.

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