On Friday, the ProCigar Festival will conclude with a charity auction benefitting two charities. Amongst the lots are a trio of boxes of La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006, the fourth installment in the oldest Dominican cigarmaker’s flagship series.
However, it won’t just be the one winner of the auction that will have a chance to preview the newest La Aurora this week. On Saturday the company will open up its new Cigar World, an education center based at the company’s Santiago-based factory and guests will have a chance to try the Puro Vintage 2006.
The cigar uses an Ecuadorian HVA wrapper, Brazilian binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic’s Ciabo Valley, Brazil and Nicaragua. While the auction item includes boxes in the Preferidos No.2 (5 x 54), Robusto Gordo (5 x 54) and Salómon (6 1/2 x 50/60), only the Salomon will head to market.
There will be 1,500 boxes of 18 produced. Each using the style of the original La Aurora 1903 boxes. A spokesperson for the company told halfwheel that the boxes will include a lateral lift that moves the cigars when the boxes open.
La Aurora introduced the Puro Vintage series in 2008 with the Puro Vintage 2003. It has since released the Puro Vintage 2004 in 2011 and Puro Vintage 2005 in 2013. While pricing has not been set, the Puro Vintage has oftentimes served as the most premium offering in the company’s line, as spokesperson told halfwheel, it will be in the “super premium category.”
Miami Cigar & Co. distributes La Aurora in the U.S.