La Aurora

La Aurora 115th anniversary

[Image courtesy of La Aurora]

[Image courtesy of La Aurora]

Eduardo León Jimenes founded La Aurora 115 years ago, and the company is celebrating the anniversary with a line of cigars called, fittingly, the La Aurora 115th Anniversary. There are three different products in this collection: 115 Anniversary Edition, 115 Anniversary Limited Edition and 115 Anniversary Jar Edition.

The first, regular production cigar features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Brazilian bnder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Brazil. It’s available in four formats: Belicoso, Robusto, Gran Toro and Churchill.

The Limited Edition sports an Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper, Dominican binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Brazil. It’s available in a Belicoso format of which only 3,000 boxes were made; the Jar Edition (packaged, as you might imagine, in a commemorative jar) will be limited to 800 jars. The cigars comprise Dominican tobaccos, along with some Brazilian tobacco in the filler blend.

La Aurora launches La Aurora Hors d'Age 2017 Limited Edition

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La Aurora has announced Hors d'Age, a new limited edition cigar that will make its debut at the IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas this month. All the tobacco in Hors d’Age was harvested in 2006. Production is limited to 6,000 boxes.

The La Aurora Hors d'Age features an Ecuadorian wrapper and binder, while the filler is mix of Colombian, Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. They’ll come packaged in 15-count boxes of one vitola, a 6 x 54 Toro.

A La Aurora press release describes the cigar thusly: “It is a well-balanced cigar with a start unique to a cigar with extra years of aging, in which spicy notes of black pepper predominate, which give way to more complex and delicate flavors. The presence of wood is evident throughout the smoke but is enriched with nuances of cinnamon, nuts and even citrus. With touches of roasted coffee, its finish is powerful and creamy, at the height of a demanding smoke.”

La Aurora launches three products it announced at the IPCPR trade show

La Aurora has officially launched three products that it announced at July’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas: La Aurora 1903 Edition Double Barrel Aged, Preferidos Parejo, and La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006.

La Aurora has long barrel-aged some of the tobaccos used in its super premium lines. What makes the tobaccos in La Aurora 1903 Edition Double Barrel Aged different is that they’re barrel-aged for at least a full year, whereas other products use tobaccos that spend six months in barrels, according to a press release issued by La Aurora. The new cigar’s blend comprises Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Brazilian binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Nicaragua. MSRP is $218.17 for am 8-count box.

 
Image: La Aurora

Image: La Aurora

 

There are also three new untubed parejo formats for all the blends in the La Aurora 1903 Edition line: Corona (5 ½ x 42), Robusto (5 x 50), and Toro (5 ½ 54). Boxes of 18 are priced at $157.68, $177.39, and $193.16, respectively. Not using a tube and making these blends in less costly parejo vitolas will make these this line more accessible than ever.

 
Image: La Aurora

Image: La Aurora

 

Finally, the Dominican company is releasing the La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006. This cigar’s blend features Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Brazilian binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Brazil. All of those tobaccos, as the name suggests, were harvested in 2006. It’ll be available in Churchill (7 x 50), Corona Gorda (6 x 47), and Robusto (5 x 50), with pricing ranging from $107.31 to $111.69 per box.

 
Image: La Aurora

Image: La Aurora

 

La Aurora Black Lion cigars launch with four blends

La Aurora’s newest release, Black Lion, comprises four different blends: Black Lion Connecticut, Black Lion Cameroon, Black Lion Corojo and Black Lion Maduro.

 
 

Here’s how La Aurora summed up each of those blends in a recent press release (emphasis is Cigar Snob's):

  • "Black Lion Connecticut features a Connecticut wrapper, wrapped over an Ecuadorian binder, and fillers from the Cibao Valley, Nicaragua and Peru…"
  • "Black Lion Cameroon sports a Cameroon wrapper, wrapped over an Ecuadorian binder, and fillers from the Cibao Valley and Nicaragua. Wooden and Cocoa notes, hints of cinnamon…"
  • "Black Lion Maduro features a Cubra wrapper, wrapped over Brazilian binder and fillers from Cibao Valley, Brazil, Nicaragua and Peru. Citrus notes, cocoa, cedar…"
  • "Black Lion Corojo sports a Corojo wrapper, wrapped over an Ecuadorian binder, and fillers from the Cibao Valley and Nicaragua. Honey and floral notes."

These new cigars will be available in four vitolas (each packaged in 25-count boxes): Robusto (5 x 50), Churchill (7 x 50), Toro (5 1/2 x 54) and Gran Toro (6 x 58).

Two new cigars from La Aurora now available in stores

La Aurora 1961 Corojo  (Image: La Aurora)

La Aurora 1961 Corojo (Image: La Aurora)

La Aurora has announced that two new cigars are now available at retailers. Those cigars are the La Aurora 1962 Corojo and the La Aurora 1987 Connecticut. Each blend is named for the year in which the Dominican cigar maker (which has been in business for 113 years) began working with that cigar’s respective wrapper tobacco.

La Aurora 1962 features a Dominican corojo wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. La Aurora 1987 features a Connecticut shade wrapper, Dominican binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

Both cigars are being made available in 20-count boxes of one of four vitolas: Robusto (5 x 50), Churchill (7 x 50), Toro (5 1/2 x 54) and Gran Toro (6 x 58). Their retail price is set from $5.50 to $6.00, depending on format.