Rafael González tax free
Rafael González tax free was created in the 1928 under the name La Flor de Marquez. The name changed in 1945 to Rafael González. This was the brand how introduce a new cigar with the factory name Cervantes, model name Lonsdale. A tribute to the English Lord Lonsdale, the famous Fifth Earl and cigar aficionado. Now many other brands use the name as well.
Each box carries an English inscription, cigars should be smoked within one month of the date of shipment from Havana. Otherwise they should be carefully matured for about one year.
Rafael González cigars are made of tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo zone. Most sizes are totally hand made long filler cigars and some are totally hand made cigars from short filler tobacco. For the short filler cigars the rollers also use tobacco leaves from the Semi Vuelta zone.