IPCPR 2017: La Aurora

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It was a rather busy show for La Aurora. The Dominican’s oldest manufacturer was showing off ADN Dominicano, Dominican DNA, a line that debuted earlier this year at Procigar; but that was hardly it.

La Aurora is located in the Miami Cigar & Co. booth, its U.S. distributor, though it’s not really defined to a singular space. There was a fairly immersive set up, shown below, for the ADN Dominicano which included a video demonstration as well as the andullo tobacco in yaguas.

La Aurora ADN Dominicano

ADN Dominicano is not a Dominican puro, rather, it’s designed to pay tribute to andullo tobacco. While most tobacco is harvested and then placed in large piles, called pilones, andullo tobacco is harvested and then wrapped into large pods known as yaguas. These pods are then rooted while the tobacco processes. La Aurora says it’s using a full leaf of andullo in the filler.

  • Wrapper: Dominican Republic (Cibao Valley)
  • Binder: Cameroon
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Pennsylvania & Nicaragua
  • La Aurora ADN Dominicano Robusto (5 x 50) — $7.25 (Boxes of 20, $145)
  • La Aurora ADN Dominicano Toro (5 3/4 x 54) — $8.25 (Boxes of 20, $165)
  • La Aurora ADN Dominicano Churchill (7 x 47) — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170)
  • La Aurora ADN Dominicano Gran Toro (6 x 58) — $9.25 (Boxes of 20, $185)

Launch Date: August 2017

La Aurora Reserva Especial 2008

This has to be La Aurora’s most expensive (normal sized) cigar to date. At $27 per cigar, there’s reason to expect a lot, but La Aurora is promising cigars that have been aging since 2008, which the company claims was a noted harvest. It’s offered in a single size limited to 500 boxes of 10 cigars.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • La Aurora Reserva Especial 2008 (6 1/4 x 52) — $27 (Boxes of 10, $270)

Launch Date: August 2017

La Aurora Preferidos Extension

The Gold (Dominican Corojo), Platinum (Cameroon) and Ruby (Brazilian Maduro) blends are getting the Corona, Robusto and toro vitolas.

  • La Aurora Preferidos Gold / Platinum / Ruby Corona (5 1/2 x 42) — $8.39 (Boxes of 18, $151)
  • La Aurora Preferidos Gold / Platinum / Ruby Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.44 (Boxes of 18, $170)
  • La Aurora Preferidos Gold / Platinum / Ruby Toro (5 1/2 x 54) — $10.50 (Boxes of 18, $189)

Launch Date: August 2017

La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006

Miami Cigar & Co. has decided that it will break up these boxes and sell each box individually as opposed to requiring retailers to purchase one box of each of the three sizes. These boxes should be shipping to retailers soon.

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Charlie Minato
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