La Hoja Cigars
La Hoja Cigars are a stunning boutique revival of the Flor de Flores brand, the iconic cigar company created by Willie Flores that led the cigar industry during the famed 1990's Cigar Boom. It all started in 1962, when his father, Carlos, fled Fidel Castro’s iron-fisted regime and founded the Flor de Flores Cigar Company in Miami, FL. Through Carlos’ hard work and determination, Flor De Flores became a staple for American cigar enthusiasts, at one time, selling over one million cigars in a single day.
Meaning "the leaf" in Spanish, the La Hoja Cigar Company has kept the Flores family cigar tradition alive and thriving through the efforts of Willie Flores and his partner J. Carlos Gomez. "We ferment our cigars longer than most manufacturers out there," said Carlos. "We have our own farm, and are extremely proud of the aromatic tobaccos that are carefully grown and selected for our cigars."
La Hoja cigars are handmade at the DBL Cigar Factory in Tamboril, the Dominican Republic. It's a fairly new factory with deep roots in the tobacco industry. The factory is owned by Francisco Almonte, who spent 12 years as the General Manager for La Flor Dominicana cigars. His brother, Martin Almonte, is La Hoja's master blender whose experience includes 20 years as master blender for Arturo Fuente Cigars. Deep roots indeed.
Hoja de Flores Original
Cigar smokers curious about this bestselling boutique brand may want to start with the La Hoja Original cigars selection. Created by Willie Flores, these affordably-priced Nicaraguan cigars offer a smooth, full-bodied smoke handcrafted with only the best Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos, all seamlessly rolled in plush Ecuadorian-grown Habano wrappers.
La Hoja Black Label
La Hoja Black Label cigars are puros rolled with a diverse blend of robust Dominican-grown long fillers capped with a savory Dominican Corojo wrapper leaf. A rich and spicy start rounds-out to a well-balanced, full-bodied smoke that's both silky smooth and intensely satisfying.
La Hoja Edición Crema 1962
As their name suggests, La Hoja Edición Crema 1962 cigars offer a sumptuously creamy smoke blended with choice Dominican long-fillers, Nicaraguan binder, and a rich-tasting Ecuadorian Habano wrapper for a smoke that's smooth and mellow with notes of earth, spice and sweet wood. Priced affordably, these are a great choice for that "first cigar of the day."
La Hoja Edición Maduro 1962
La Hoja Edición Maduro 1962 cigars offer an affordably-priced selection that features a perfectly-balanced blend of Dominican & Nicaraguan tobaccos graced by a naturally sweet Mexican San Andrés wrapper. Full-flavored, and brimming with complexity, this selection is designed to satisfy cigar smokers of every stripe.
La Hoja Edición Clasica 1962
La Hoja Edición Clasica 1962 cigars feature a full-flavored blend of rare Dominican Piloto Cubano and San Vicente tobaccos finished in Ecuadorian Corojo wrappers. Medium to full in body, La Hoja Cigars Executive VP, J. Carlos Gomez, said: "With the Clasica 1962, we have added a level of depth and complexity that every cigar smoker will recognize as truly unique." The flavors range from espresso to dark chocolate and intense nuttiness, for a most satisfying complex treat.
La Hoja Reserva Limitada 1962
La Hoja Reserva Limitada 1962 cigars are a limited edition tribute to the year the La Hoja Cigars brand was founded. Limited to just one size, these Gran Toros are blended with the finest 6-year-aged Dominican & Nicaraguan long-fillers rolled in an exquisite, 5-year-aged Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Medium-full in body, the smoke abounds with complex flavors of earth, coffee, sweet spices, nuts, and more.