The brand Flor de Rafael Gonzalez was founded in the 20s of the 20th century.
This brand originates from a cigar 165 mm long and 16.67 mm in diameter with the production name Cervante. It was the first to be named Lonsdale, after Lord Lonsdale, a sporting count from England who was a famous cigar lover of the time. Nowadays, many other Habanos brands also use the name of this format.
On the lid of each box there is a strange English inscription stating that the cigars should be smoked within one month of being shipped from Havana. Otherwise, they should be carefully matured for a period of one year.
Light tobacco blends from the Vuelta Abajo region characterise the aromas and taste of Flor de Rafael Gonzalez cigars. All formats are produced using the 'totalmente a mano, tripa larga' technique - completely handmade long fillers, except one which is 'totalmente a mano, tripa corta' - a completely handmade short filler.