La Volcada will be a new cigar from La Flor Dominicana that will debut at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer (IPCPR) convention and international trade show in Las Vegas.
La Volcada pays homage to Uruguay’s tango heritage. Litto Gomez, co-owner of La Flor Dominicana, was born in Spain but grew up in Uruguay, where some claim tango was invented. To honor the tango, Gomez created La Volcada, which is named after a popular tango step. The name has Spanish origins that translates (roughly) to “tip over.” When performing the volcada move during the tango, the leading dancer causes the partner to lean forward, allowing the follower to swing her leg around in a graceful arc.
According to Tony Gomez, son of Litto Gomez, La Volcada will be part of La Flor Dominicana’s regular lineup “depending on how things turn out with the FDA.” It will come packaged in 20-count boxes with its packaging and band art featuring a silhouette of a tango dancer performing the volcada move. An interesting thing to look for–the silhouette of the dancing figure in the band for La Volcada will resemble the bullfighter found on the band of La Flor Dominicana’s Andalusian Bull.
La Volcada will debut in a Churchill vitola (7 x 48), covered in a dark, San Andrés wrapper, with a neat coiled cap. Each cigar will sell for approximately $12.
For more information on La Flor Dominicana, visit laflordominicana.com.