Here is what the Letter from Litto Gomez reads.
For 25 years since the founding of our company my wife and I have attended the trade show, and though the name may have changed a couple times and perhaps some of the faces, the people largely remain the same and because of them we continue to believe it is the most important event of the year.This event has been instrumental in the success of our company. It is where we began to build our history, it is where we first forged friendships with so many people from across our industry that we love and respect, and it is where we continue to nurture and grow those relationships. As much as I wish it were possible, I do not have time throughout the year to visit every corner of the country and for that reason above all others I look forward to the trade show as an opportunity to spend time with the people that have given us so much support for so many years.
For this reason it makes me happy to announce that my family and the entireLFD team will attend the PCA this year. At the same time however, I cannot ignore the sadness that overcomes me knowing that at this very moment we as an industry are facing the worst enemy in our history. This enemy is not and should not be among us, it is the FDA, and their intentions are clear; they want to destroy us. It worries me that we find ourselves so divided in such difficult and crucial times when unity is our only option for survival.
It is all of our responsibility, from manufacturers small and large, retailers, and media, to think responsibly and make every effort possible to bring this industry together. It may be our only chance to win this fight and I would hate to look back on this time some day in a heavily regulated future knowing that we were our own worst enemy and did not do everything in our power to prevent the worst from happening.
For many years I have fought hard to defend our industry, never putting the interests of my company first and often working against them. I promise to continue doing so for as long as it takes.
La Flor Dominicana
La Flor Dominicana was founded in 1996 in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Our commitment to quality, consistency and customer service has placed our brand among the most prestigious premium cigar brands in the world. Over the years we have developed a portfolio of quality blends, shapes, and sizes which fulfill the ever-changing needs of today’s cigar smokers. Our well-known consistency is possible because we personally supervise every stage of our production; from farming our tobacco at our farm in La Canela, to the art of manufacturing in our modern factory. This vertical integration is our guarantee! We appreciate your support and partnership.