|La Flor Dominicana Mr. Blonde
(Photo Credit: Westside Humidor)
As a part of Westside Humidor’s 5th Anniversary celebration, La Flor Dominicana will provide a limited edition shop exclusive to the Wichita-based retailer. Plans are for the La Flor Dominicana Mr. Blonde to launch at the retailer’s 5th anniversary celebration on November 1st.
Details of the Mr. Blonde have not been disclosed, but in an email to Cigar Coop from Westside Humidor General Manager Gorden Crippen, he described some background on this cigar, “Mr. Blonde is our version of the up-and-coming event cigar for La Flor Dominicana. it is a beautiful cigar, complex with a burn that starts mild and becomes full as it progresses. Tony Gomez (son of La Flor Dominicana founder Litto Gomez) has been to the shop a few times, and we always have a blast with him when he’s here, even when we have to pull him away from the football game on TV (HAHAHAHAHA). But in all seriousness, when we started talking to our rep about doing some thing special, and his first call was to Tony, it was just a matter of minutes before he said he had something awesome for us to use. this is an exciting cigar, and the first of time anyone has seen this available in the U.S.”.
The suggested retail price of the La Flor Dominicana Mr. Blonde is $8.95
Mr. Blonde is one of six shop exclusive cigars being made for Westside Humidor’s 5th Anniversary. The name Mr. Blonde is a tribute to Michael Madsen’s character of “Mr. Blonde”(a.k.a Victor Vega) in the motion picture “Reservoir Dogs”. Mr. Blonde is one of six main characters (Mr. Blonde, Mr. Brown, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange and Mr. White). In regards to the characters Crippen commented, “It all kind of fell into place that there were 5 main characters to go with our 5 year anniversary. In the movie, the sixth guy (Mr. Blue) is killed off right after the credits, and so we decided the 6th guy for us would be that ‘one to grow on’.”
A sampler pack called “The Heist” (the theme of the movie is a botched Diamond Heist) contains one of each of the cigars. The Heist will come in 100 individually numbered sampler packs and carry a suggested retail price of $59.99. The six cigars include:
Mr. Blonde – A special event cigar for the shop by La Flor Dominicana
Mr. Blue – Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition Petite Lancero (first release)
Mr. Brown – Paul Stulac Red Screaming Sun Lancero
Mr. Pink – 262 Paradigm Lonsdale
Mr. White – Viaje Platino 5 x 58
Mr. Orange – Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro – Box-pressed torpedo