Litto Gomez, owner of La Flor Dominicana, was born in Spain but grew up in Uruguay – the birthplace of the tango (notwithstanding many proud Argentines who may disagree). While the controversy about the dance’s origins may never be settled, the “dance of love” remains one of Uruguay’s most popular exports. In celebration of this, Gomez has created la Volcada, a brand named after one of the tango’s most famous steps. The name comes from the Spanish verb volcar, which roughly translates to ‘tip over’.
According to Tony Gomez, Litto’s son, La Volcada could be a regular cigar in the lineup, packaged in boxes of 20 and donning a black, crimson and white band that features a silhouette of a tango dancer.
La Flor Dominicana is likewise bringing back a famous limited cigar: Factory Press. The original debuted in 2005 as an extremely-hefty 6 half by means of 60 squared-off cigar that came in large spreads of one hundred twenty, each containing 10 slotted trays of 12 trunk-pressed cigars. The trays resemble the molds that La Flor Dominicana makes use of to press a number of its cigars into crisply square smokes.
For last year’s Factory Press, La Flor Dominicana will the equal type of packaging (limited to 300 packing containers). The 2017 model is 6 1/2 inches by 58 ring gauge and features a blend of Dominican filler (additionally from La Canela), Sumatra binder and a darkish, Ecuadoran Habano wrapper.