La Aurora Celebrates 120 Years With New Line
This year, La Aurora, the oldest cigarmaker in the Dominican Republic, is celebrating its 120th year in business, a feat few companies can match. To mark the milestone, the company has created a regular production line called La Aurora 120 Anniversary. The cigars were on display at the ProCigar Festival last week and are scheduled to ship in late spring, with the cigars hitting the U.S. market first before shipping internationally.
“As we commemorate our 120th anniversary, we are proud to mark a milestone that will serve as a reference point for many years to come. Our commitment has always been with creating cigars that embody the rich, distinct flavors of the cigar world,” said Guillermo León, president of La Aurora.
The celebratory smokes are Dominican puros, meaning all of the tobaccos used in the cigars were grown in the Dominican Republic, specifically the Cibao Valley. The cigars are covered with a Dominican Habano ’92 wrapper, contain an Olor binder and a mix of Piloto Cubano, Olor and Corojo filler. According to the company, the cigars are medium-to full-bodied in strength.
The line will be available in four sizes: Robusto, measuring 5 inches by 50 ring gauge; Toro, 5 1/2 by 54; Gran Toro, 6 by 58; and Churchill, 7 by 47. The company says it still is uncertain as to the final price. All the sizes will ship in boxes of 20.