One of La Flor Dominicana’s more artistic creations is returning for the upcoming holiday season, the TCFKA “M” 2019 Collector’s Edition.
The cigar is similar to the one released in 2016, which was the most recent release. It wears an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper with Connecticut broadleaf maduro accents used to create the distinctive design, while the binder comes from the Dominican Republic and the filler is a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan leaves. It is available in a single, 7 x 55 perfecto vitola, with individual cigars priced at $22 and the five-count box at $110.
As for the unusual name, it’s an acronym that refers back to a previous name for the cigar: The Cigar Formerly Known as “M,” with that final letter standing for Mysterioso. In Nov. 2014, La Flor Dominicana changed the name to the acronym after Connecticut Valley Tobacconist, a retail operation in Enfield, Conn. and parent company of the Old Battleground line of cigars, filed a lawsuit claiming it had rights to that word, as well as Mysterio.
Production numbers have not yet been announced, but it will be a nationwide, limited edition release, according to Jon Carney, the company’s vp of sales. It is expected to begin shipping in late November.