La Flor Dominicana Salomon Unico named the Cigar of the Year for 2016.
A Dominican staple in the cigar industry, La Flor Dominicana has garnered a loyal fanbase over the past twenty years, ranging from the astute cigar enthusiast to big-name celebrities. This is due, in part, to the brand’s stronger-than-average smoking experiences and their signature usage of unique and intricately crafted sizes.
The LFD Chisel is the brand’s most famous shape—a cigar that flattens at the tip to form a chisel-looking shape—which is perhaps the only cigar vitola to receive an approved trademark. LFD is also known for even more wild and unusual appearances, such as their gaudy Mysterio line and, more recently, a football-themed cigar that offers unique sizes with delicately-wrapped footballs rolled onto the cigars with various shades of the leaf.
This leads us to the brand’s pièce de résistance—a new figurado unveiled at the 2016 IPCPR show—showcasing the highest level of craftsmanship from LFD to date. Introducing Salomon Único by La Flor Dominicana; a limited presentation of ten salomon-shaped cigars that have been crafted by a single roller at LFD’s Tabacalera La Flor factory. Up to one hundred unique designs have been made, ranging from barber poles to intricate flames, to the Statue of Liberty! Each fan-shaped box houses ten cigars, rolled in a 7” x 64 salomon vitola, making for a nearly unlimited number of combinations (i.e. no two boxes will be alike!).