La Flor Dominicana will once again be celebrating the end of the NFL season with a new Special Football Edition, which will soon be available at retailers in California.

The La Flor Dominicana Special Football Edition 2022 is a 5 1/2 x 63 figurado, the same vitola that was used for the 2021 version, and like previous editions, features the design of a football made from tobacco leaves as well as decorative strips of tobacco. The blend uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper with shade-grown Connecticut accents, while the binder and filler are both Dominican. It’s the same size and basic blend details from last year, though the crops of the tobacco have been changed.

The La Flor Dominicana Special Football Edition debuted in 2015 and has added a cigar every year since, with distribution almost always limited to the state in which the Super Bowl is played that year, though there have been years when it was offered to retailers in the home states of the teams playing in the game. This year, with Super Bowl LVI being played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, that means it will be limited to retailers in California. A total of 900 boxes of 10 cigars have been produced for this year’s release, with an MSRP of $170 per box or $17 per cigar, before taxes. Those cigars begin shipping to stores this week.

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This marks the 2nd time that the La Flor Dominicana Special Football Edition will be available in California; the first was the 2016 edition since Super Bowl 50 was played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

Images via La Flor Dominicana/Jonathan Carney.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.