La Flor Dominicana debuted their first cigar in 1996, two years after company founder Litto Gomez Diez decided to enter the premium cigar industry (after his Miami-based jewelry store was robbed at gunpoint). In the same year, La Flor Dominicana (LFD) established their own factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
The brand—originally known as Los Libertadores—debuted with a mild Dominican smoking profile. One year later, LFD began to transform into the brand consumers know today, purchasing their own farm (Estancia La Flor de Palma), located in La Canela, DR. This set into place the beginnings of complete vertical integration, making possible the unique taste and consistency for which the brand is known.
LFD is highly praised as being one of the top-ranked names in the Dominican Republic. They are well-known for strong smoking profiles, as well as the artisanal rolling skills of their torcedores, often releasing unique cigar shapes and designs in limited quantities.