London, England, 6, September 2017. The La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull is a truly new concept within the La Flor Dominicana’s portfolio of fine cigars. The size is based on an old cigar mould that Litto Gomez found in Belgium. Naming it after Andalusia was a nod to Spain, the country where Litto Gomez was born and the silhouette of a matador on the band represents the celebrated history of the sport of bullfighting in Andalusia. The shade of green is similar to that of the Andalusian flag whilst the font is based on Pablo Picasso’s handwriting—he loved to paint bulls—and the scrollwork reflects patterns found on a matador’s uniform.Fittingly with this combination of heavy-handed & subtle symbolism comes a blend that is both bold and refined. Litto Gomez and his son Tony collaborated on the cigar and spent a fair amount of time fine-tuning the blend. The result is a cigar that is as intriguing in flavour as it is in appearance First impressions are bold and savoury with strong notes of hickory & leather but it continues to take on a complex spiciness of saffron and cumin as well as a slight tangy note that brings the strength and spice together—and it only gets better with every puff! Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic This marks the first time that La Flor Dominicana have been awarded No1 Cigar of the Year.