La Flor Dominicana will be debuting a new event-only “mystery cigar” this Friday at W. Curtis Draper’s in Washington, D.C. that will be part of a year-long series of events around the country.
The cigar is a 6 1/2 x 44 Lonsdale, but the blend hasn’t been released at this time. A person familiar with the cigar said that it doesn’t compare to anything in La Flor Dominicana’s existing lineup, other than that it is full flavored.
During select La Flor Dominicana events in 2013, consumers will receive a five-pack of the new cigar with an LFD box purchase. Retailers will be able to buy the cigars twice, once with their event order and then once more after the event. The quantity available was not disclosed, and it remains to be seen how widespread this new cigar will become.
The plan is to have this new mystery cigar available throughout 2013, and then possibly repeat the program in 2014 with a new blend and a new size. There are talks that the 2013 mystery cigar could enter regular production after the current event program is up, though that remains purely speculative at this point.
Kyle Shackleton, the area manager for La Flor Dominicana who covers New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, posted this tweet and picture of the new cigar:
— Kyle Shackelton (@LFDKyle) January 30, 2013
Litto Gomez will be at the event at W. Curtis Draper’s Washington, DC store on Friday, February 8th from 12 noon – 6 pm. He will also be at the Bethesda, MD location on Saturday, February 9th from 12 noon – 6 pm.
Update: The photo below showed up on Twitter via @StogieDude and partially shows the LFD Event Only Mystery Cigar box:
— paul bynum (@stogiedude) February 5, 2013
Update (Feb. 7, 2013): This post on W. Curtis Draper’s blog details the purchase requirements to get the LFD Mystery Cigar. Buy five LFD cigars, get one free Mystery Cigar; buy 10 get three; buy 20 and get six. It is unknown at this time if this will be the case at other LFD Mystery Cigar events.