Press Release: La Hoja Cigars Announces La Hoja Edicion Clasica 1962

 New Blend Honors Company’s Founding
December 17th, 2014, NEW YORK CITY—In the Fall of 1962, Carlos Flores fled Fidel Castro’s rule to Miami, FL to found Flor de Flores Cigar Company. Through Carlos’ hard work and determination, Flor De Flores became a staple for American cigar enthusiasts, selling over one million cigars a single day during the cigar boom of the 1990’s.Today, La Hoja Cigar Company is proud to announce a new blend that is steeped in Carlos’s passion for quality, flavor, and exacting craftsmanship: the La Hoja Edicion Clasica 1962.

Created from the same blueprint of La Hoja’s best selling Autentico Maduro, the Edicion Clasica both mimics and transcends the experience of the Autentico Maduro. Edicion Clasica features an Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper and San Victor Dominican filler. The heart of the cigar, however, is the Piloto Cubano filler: one of the rarest and most expensive tobaccos currently in production.

To round off the blend, master blenders added a small amount of carefully selected Nicaraguan leaf to add dimension and strength to the cigar.

J Carlos Gomez, Executive VP at La Hoja Cigars remarked, “With the Clasica, we have taken our highest selling cigar and added a level of depth and complexity that we know every cigar smoker will recognize as truly unique.”

Inspired by the Founder’s passion for tradition and innovation, the Edicion Clasica is featured in four semi box-pressed sizes:

  1. Edicion Clasica No. 1: Robusto (5 ¼ x 52)
  2. Edicion Clasica No. 9: Toro (5 ¾ x 56)
  3. Edicion Clasica No. 6: Toro Gordo (6 x 60)
  4. Edicion Clasica No. 2: Belicoso (5 ¼ x 54)
Each size is carefully designed to delight even the most discerning cigar enthusiast with medium to full bodied smoke with flavors ranging from espresso to dark chocolate and intense nuttiness.William Flores, son of Carlos Flores and President of La Hoja Cigars, said, “La Hoja is a company full a tradition, passion, and excellence. The Clasica exemplifies our motto: ‘tobacco is the conversation!’”

Edicion Clasica will be available in select stores at prices ranging from $11 for the Edicion Clasica No. 1 to $13.50 for the Edicion Clasica No. 6.

About La Hoja Cigars
La Hoja Cigars, owned by William Flores, is a revival of Flor de Flores, the iconic company that led the cigar industry in the second half of the 20th century.

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