La Flor Dominicana releases cigar for the 25th anniversary. The La Flor Dominicana 25th anniversary is a limited edition cigar. The cigar comes in one size only, a 7×52 Churchill. La Flor Dominicana did not reveal how many cigars are made.
But Antonio Gomez confirmed to Ministry of Cigars that it’s a global release. International distributors of the brand can order the cigars. The cigars are made from binder and filler tobaccos from La Flor Dominicana’s own farms. The wrapper is a Corojo from Ecuador.
The history of La Flor Dominicana
Jeweler Litto Gomez had a shop in Miami. But after he was robbed, and almost killed during the event, he decided to make a change. As a life long cigar aficionado, he decided to create his cigar brand. That was in 1994, during the cigar boom. So Gomez went to the Dominican Republic and started Los Libertadores. Later the name was changed to La Flor Dominicana. The name was inspired by the flower of the tobacco plant. Once a tobacco plant growth cycle is complete, and it’s ready to reproduce, it will bloom a beautiful flower.
After a rocky start, Gomez had no knowledge about tobacco at all, the company started to grow. Until disaster hit in 1999. In a fire in the cigar room, almost all stock got lost. But La Flor Dominicana conquered the tragedy. And prospered. It bought a few farms. And due to the innovative mind of Gomez, La Flor Dominicana caught the attention of the public. His signature chisel shape cigars have been patented to La Flor Dominicana. It’s an invention of Gomez. And the factory press set new bars for the industry as well.
In 2016, La Flor Dominicana won Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 of the year. The Andalusian Bull won the blind tastings that year. Nowadays it’s not just Litto Gomez doing the blending. His son Antonio also blends cigars and is slowly becoming the face and the future of the brand.