Clarified: October 19
La Aurora S.A.'s first cigar with a double binder—Guillermo León by La Aurora—is starting to ship. After a soft launch in the Miami area a few weeks ago the cigars are coming to New York this week, and company head Guillermo León is coming with them.
León will be talking about the cigars at Manhattan's Nat Sherman cigar shop on Thursday, October 21, from 5 to 9 pm. The event features cigars, a live jazz band, Rum Zafra and Presidente beer, as well as hors d'oeuvres by Oliver Cheng.
On Friday October 22 the cigars will be unveiled at both Davidoff shops, De La Concha, Barclay-Rex (on 42nd Street), Cigar Inn (the Second Avenue location, home of the Cigar Aficionado lounge), and OK Cigars on October 22. That's a lot of stops in one day, so check with the respective stores to see when León might be there if you want a chance to say hello.
The Guillermo León cigar is made in the Dominican Republic from a six-nation tobacco blend. The wrapper is Ecuadoran Habano, the binders are Cameroon and Dominican, and the filler blend consists of Peruvian, Dominican, Brazilian and Nicaraguan tobaccos. The cigars (there are four sizes) range in price from $7.50 to $9.76 per cigar.
As first reported by Cigar Aficionado Online on August 6, the cigars represent two first for Aurora—the double binder and the fact that the smoke is named for León.
Distributor Miami Cigar & Co. expects the line to be available nationwide around December 1.
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