La Flor Dominicana does not release a new blend very often, so when the company announced it would be showing off not one, but two new cigars during this year’s PCA Convention & Trade Show, many people—including yours truly—took note of it.

One of those new releases is a special creation that is being sold as an NFT—or non-fungible token—while the other cigar was blended by Litto Gomez’s youngest son, Litto Jr. In addition, the company is selling a number of different Ashtronomy ashtrays. When I asked Gomez about the Litto Gomez Diez Returns and the newest Small Batch releases, he declined to give any specific details other than saying that both are still on the docket to be released, “hopefully, before the end of the year.”

The La Flor Dominicana booth is exactly the same as 2019—the company wasn’t here last year—but that is not a bad thing at all due to the fact that it is open and inviting while also having plenty of room to sit and talk. There are also a number of very prominent and well-lit cases built into the outside walls of the booth which do a great job of showing off the newest products that the company is selling.

La Flor Dominicana Solis

Gomez’ youngest son Litto Jr. blended this cigar with some input from his father, while Tony—Litto’s middle son who released his own project named La Nox in 2015—helped with the project’s artwork. When I asked Litto Jr. about the process of blending this cigar, he told me that he made a point to try every type of tobacco that the family had before reaching a final decision.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Ecuador (Sumatra)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • La Flor Dominicana Solis — $13.20 (Box of 20, $264)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: September 2022

La Flor Dominicana Golden Bull NFT

For this unique release, La Flor Dominicana is teaming up with UREEQA on a non-fungible token that will provide an opportunity for seven people around the world to become buyers of The Golden Bull, a 6 1/4 x 42 lonsdale that uses the Andalusian Bull blend. This size is also known as the La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull Toritos and is a personal cigar of Tony Gomez.

The auction is scheduled to happen via the UREEQA Marketplace on Aug. 11 and the purchasers of the seven NFTs will have access to buy up to 70 of The Golden Bull per month for as long as they own the NFT as well as a personalized 50-count Gold Bullion Humidor. Should they choose to sell it, the rights to the cigars will transfer to the new owner, meaning that only seven people in the world will have the ability to buy The Golden Bull.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Corojo)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • La Flor Dominicana Golden Bull (6 1/4 x 42) — Bidding for the NFT will start at $20,000

Production: Limited Production

Release Date: August 2022

Update (Sept. 5, 2022) — La Flor Dominicana has changed the name of the project, dropping “The Golden Bull” and calling it The Golden NFT, while the cigar is called Andalusian Bull — The Golden. This is due to a trademark claim by Racine & Laramie, a tobacco and cigar retailer in San Diego, Calif., which holds the trademark on “Golden Bull” for a line of cigars it produces.

La Flor Dominicana Ashtronomy Square Ashtrays

As part of this project, Litto Gomez created a space called the Ashtronomy Lab at his factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic in which he developed the ashtrays. To do so, he spent the better part of a year working on the project, using a liquid mica mixture to create various shapes and colors.

MSRP: $140

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

La Flor Dominicana Ashtronomy M&M Ashtray

This is a one-off creation (so far) that was made to test the process of adding items into the mix of liquid mica.

Editor’s Note: Brooks Whittington actually bought this ashtray. — Charlie Minato.

MSRP: $300

Production: 1 Ashtray

Release Date: July 2022

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.