La Flor Dominicana was founded in 1996 by Litto Gomez. Gomez was born in Spain, and the Andalusian Bull pays tribute to the Southernmost region of Spain which has a storied heritage concerning bullfighting and the running of the bulls. The Andalusian Bull is blended and produced in house at Tabacalera La Flor S.A.. Gomez is also given flowers for the blend. The iconic shape of the Andalusian Bull is provided by a vintage cigar mold Litto Gomez found in Belgium, which was later duplicated by La Flor Dominicana.
And what an amazing vitola. The Bull is a strikingly unique figurado, sitting at 6.5” x 64 ring gauge at its largest point. Make no mistake, this is a long smoke. The cigar is extremely firm, maybe even too firm. The draw is just slightly uncomfortably tight. Smoke time for me has varied between 2.5 to 3 hours as a result of this.
I would say the Andalusian Bull falls in the light to medium bodied category. The blend is simple and straightforward- without much evolution throughout the smoke besides an increasing cedar note. Honestly, this cigar didn’t have much going on the in the flavor department….period. Light almond and citrus notes accompanied the cedar notes, and even those were only observed with zero distraction.
Having won CA’s Cigar of the Year Award in 2016, coupled with its beautiful presentation and vitola, the Andalusian Bull has been the target of hype ever since. For me personally, it didn’t live up to that hype. The Bull is still produced regularly in limited quantities, and they don’t linger around either. At above 20 dollars per cigar, I would only recommend this cigar to someone who wants to experience this cigar specifically with ample time, like during the Super Bowl or without any other time constraints.