Next week, La Aurora will show off its newest cigar line, though it won’t be the first time some of the retailers buying the cigars have smoked it.

The La Aurora Especiales blend was developed with feedback from around 100 retailers who smoked test blends while taking visits to the company’s factory in the Dominican Republic. La Aurora’s Manuel Inoa developed a blend that uses a Cameroon-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador over a Dominican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and the U.S.A.

It will now be offered in four sizes:

  • La Aurora Especiales Robusto (5 x 50) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • La Aurora Especiales Toro (5 3/4 x 54) — $13 (Box of 20, $260)
  • La Aurora Especiales Corona Gorda (6 x 47) — $13 (Box of 20, $260)
  • La Aurora Especiales Gran Toro (6 x 58) — $14 (Box of 20, $280)

Each size is limited to 1,000 boxes.

Miami Cigar & Co., La Aurora’s U.S. distributor, will begin taking sales at next week’s TPE 2022 trade show in Las Vegas. They are expected to begin shipping at the end of February.

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