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Friday, 06 August 2010

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laaurora1 To take a break from the usual cigar news, releases, and reviews, today we offer a profile on La Aurora cigars. This brand has been around for a while, and has produced some solid sticks for cigar lovers around the world. We will take a look at how the company started, as well as what they have to offer in terms of their various cigar lines.

The Company

La Aurora has a storied history in the cigar industry that dates all the way back to 1903, with its original factory in Santiago de los Caballeros being the first to operate in the Dominican Republic. Don Eduardo Leon Jimenez founded the company in that small Dominican town, and later moved production in 1912 to the the nation's capital of Santiago. The family business began with Don Eduardo's brother and sisters, and it continued with further generations.

In 1963, La Aurora had a breakthrough after they reached an agreement with tobacco giant Phillip Morris to produce Marlboro cigarettes in the Dominican Republic. That move was just one in many that would allow La Aurora to stay strong to this day. What began as a small family operation over 100 years ago has now flourished into a brand that has created several highly-praised lines that are distributed across several continents.

Cigar Lines

La Aurora offers a little bit of something for every type of smoker. Their long filler lines include what most would consider to be your typical cigar in terms of size. They also offer short filler cigars for those who want to enjoy quality tobacco in a smaller form.

Long Filler Lines



The Aurora proudly carries the brand's name, and is listed as being the first cigar made in the Dominican Republic, beginning in 1903. Beginners can enjoy this line, as it is categorized as being mild to medium-bodied. The filler blend is a mix of Dominican, Nicaraguan Olor, and Piloto Cubano tobaccos. The binder is Dominican too, while the wrapper is of the Cameroonian variety. You can find the Aurora offered in different quantities of 5, 10, 20, and 25 cigars.

Puro Vintage

The Puro Vintage line was produced on an extremely limited basis, with only 12,000 being released to the public. The line features a unique Figurado shape, formally called the Salamone. This Salamone vitola is said to be so complex to create that La Aurora only let their most experienced and skilled rollers take part in its creation. All of the tobacco used to make the Puro Vintage comes from 2003 and was aged for five years. The filler and binder are both Dominican, while the wrapper is Ecuadorian. This medium to full-bodied selection only comes in boxes of eight. Make sure you have plenty of time to spare if you light up a Puro Vintage, because they are supposed to offer a long burn of nearly two hours.

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