March 18, 2014 (Coral Gables, Fla.)–La Flor Dominicana is proud to announce the release of the 2014 Exclusive TAA Cigar, available only to those TAA (Tobacco Association of America) members attending the annual TAA conference in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico.

This year’s TAA Exclusive cigar is a Ligero blend, The 707 is a 7 x 70 packed in a custom 24 count box and secondary band signifying the blend as the TAA Exclusive. The wrapper leaves are Ecuadorian Sumatra seed, the binder and fillers are all Dominican leaves from our farm in La Canela, Dominican Republic. These cigars are full bodied. The first few boxes will begin shipping in April 2014 and will only be found at participating TAA tobacconist.


Patrick Lagreid

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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.