After a two-year hiatus, the La Aurora Hors d’Age is returning to stores with a new release that will be shown off next week.
At TPE 2023, which takes place Feb. 22-24 in Las Vegas, La Aurora will show off the Hors d’Age 2021, a 6 x 54 toro extra that uses tobaccos from four countries: the wrapper and binder come from Ecuador, while the filler tobaccos are from Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. It’s called the Hors d’Age 2021 because the cigars were rolled in 2021, though La Aurora says all the tobacco used is 12-years-old.
Each cigar has an MSRP of $30 and it is limited to 700 boxes of 15 cigars, which will ship to stores in March.
“La Aurora Preferidos Hors D’Age is a well-balanced blend with a unique start for an extra-aged cigar,” said Manuel Inoa, the company’s master blender, in a press release. “Spicy notes of black pepper spark to life as more delicate flavors approach from the background. While the presence of wood is evident throughout the entire smoke, it is enriched by nuances of cinnamon, nuts, and even citrus in the finish. Its aromatic, rich, and creamy white smoke is characterized by its delicate touches of roasted coffee that prove to be the height of a demanding smoke.”
The Hors d’Age Series debuted in 2018 with the Hors d’Age 2017; the following year, the La Aurora released the Hors d’Age 2018 and the Hors d’Age 2020 was released last year. There was no Hors d’Age 2019. While the harvests have changed, the blend and aging requirements have been consistent from release to release.
“The New Dawn of La Aurora has arrived, and to mark the beginning of this new dawn and our 120th Anniversary, we’re proud to bring you the limited release La Aurora Preferidos Hors d’Age 2021 LE,” said Ed McKenna, ceo of La Aurora USA, LLC. “La Aurora is the Dominican Republic’s Original and Oldest Cigar and has set the standard for premium cigars for 120 years.”
McKenna is referencing the upcoming launch of La Aurora USA. On April 1, 2023, La Aurora will take over its U.S. distribution from Miami Cigar & Co., a distribution arrangement that has lasted more than 30 years. The relationship between La Aurora and Miami Cigar & Co. will still continue in other aspects, most notably, La Aurora will continue to make Tatiana, Miami Cigar & Co.’s popular flavored cigar brand.