The 2015 edition of the Tobacconists’ Association of America meeting & convention likely set a new mark as far as the group of cigars that are available exclusively to the 80 or so retailer members. There were a handful of new cigars introduced, a very popular cigar was brought back, an interesting new vitola debuted, two companies made complete lines available to the TAA as exclusives, and one company let the members pick the size of the cigar they wanted.
That latter company was La Flor Dominicana; and the cigar is known simply as the TAA 47. Named for the 47th meeting of the group, LFD decided to create a blend for the release but let the store owners pick from one of three vitolas: a 5 1/2 x 52 robusto, 6 x 60, or a 6 1/2 x 54 box-pressed torpedo. The company sent samples to the stores before the meeting, and then brought more samples to the gathering, which was held April 12 – 16 at Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic.