Had the pleasure of getting together with doc8466 at W.Curtis Drapers today. Upon entering, we were greeted by the usual faces plus Litto Gomez, the man behind La Flor Dominicana. I knew Litto was in the area doing events at a few local cigar shops but didn’t see Drapers as one of his stops. So it was a pleasant surprise to see him.
Litto and the guys from Drapers were nice enough to gift me his latest release in the La Flor Dominicana Air Bender. The Air Bender features a Ecuadoran Habano wrapper along with a Dominican binder and filler. Litto has been buying this wrapper and aging it for awhile and has used it successfully in other lines like the La Flor Dominicana Salomon and the Double Press but the La Flor Dominicana Air Bender will be the first to use it on a regular production line.
I was pretty impressed with The La Flor Dominicana Air Bender. I was taken by surprise at its initial power upon lighting up that I had a really intense coughing fit. The power remained and was complimented by a delicate woodsy flavor. I know I missed a lot of flavor components so I can’t wait for them to hit shelves in the next 3 weeks or so. I’ll definitely be picking up more so I can fully appreciate the experience. The Air Bender will initially be available in four sizes with more sizes to come: The Matatan (5×50 – $7) . The Guerrero (6.25×54 – $7.75). The Maestro (5.5×52 – $7.25). The Valiente (6.25×60 – $8.25).