BACKGROUND: In early 2014, La Flor Dominicana announced the release of a cigar commemorating Litto and Ines Gomez’s 20 years in the cigar business. It would be called the La Flor Dominicana 1994.
For many years, Litto set aside tobacco in anticipation of this very special blend to commemorate their 20th anniversary. The fillers and binder are grown on the La Flor Dominicana farm in the Dominican Republic and are complemented with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. This blend is as special as the occasion it serves to commemorate and is symbolic of the quality and pride with which La Flor Dominicana has built its name.
MSRP prices run from $7.50 to $8.30 per stick, depending on the size. The cigars come in 5 sizes and the cigar I’m featuring today is the 6-inch by 54 ring gauge 20th Anniversary Toro.
FEATURED LIBATION: Heidbanger Red Rye Scotch Ale from Barrelhouse Brewing Company
Heidbanger is our featured brew and it is a very special one, indeed: A fitting accompaniment to our special 20th anniversary cigar. And, along the way, I was able to get a few comments about the beer and about Barrelhouse Brewing from Lead Brewer Mathew Jacobs.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
Doc presents a special question/answer segment. Topics:
- Dry-cured cigars
- Contribution of wrapper to overall flavor in small vs. large ring gauge cigars
- Aging peaks and decline
- Aging of Cuban vs. Non-Cuban cigars
FEATURED WEB SITES:
La Flor Dominicana Cigars
A Wrapper’s Contribution to Cigar Flavor Part 1: Cigar Geometry
A Wrapper’s Contribution to Cigar Flavor Part 2: Tobacco Varietals, Leaf Placement and the Art of Blending
A Wrapper’s Contribution to Cigar Flavor Part 3: A Wrapper Experiment