La Flor de Cano Elegidos is now available in the UK. The new Elegidos (a name that translates to ‘chosen’ or ‘elected’) was first presented by Hunters & Frankau at the 2022 Ignite Show & Conference in May. It is now available to purchase from Havana Cigar Specialists and selected outlets.
Ring gauge: 50
Length: 5” (127mm)
Although the brand has been chosen to produce long-filler Regional Editions for various markets (including the UK), all current standard production La Flor de Cano are Tripa Corta, Totalmente a Mano – short filler, totally handmade Havanas, composed of Vuelta Abajo and Semi Vuelta leaf.
La Flor de Cano was created in Havana during the first half of the 20th century. It all began in 1932 when Juan Cano Sainz and his wife Consuela decided to hire the services of a cigar roller to make cigars, literally, on their kitchen table.
With the help of close relatives, Juan and Consuela’s business grew into a sound family company and in 1936 they registered the brand in Spain, which went on to become their largest export market.
In 1939 their young son, Ernesto, joined the business and, after he had obtained a degree from Havana University in 1947, he became an equal partner in the company, which was re-named J. Cano E Hijo.
In the early 1950s the company invested in machines to make many of their cigars and then in the 1960’s the family moved to the United States where Ernesto pursued a successful career in the cigar industry.
In Cuba La Flor de Cano cigars continued in production and, aside from a brief period (1988-1992) when a small range of hand-made sizes were produced, the emphasis was on machine made sizes. More recently this has changed to short filler, handmade sizes.