July 18, 2013 (Beverly Hills, Calif.) — The Maldonado Dynasty of Beverly Hills is very honored to announce that we are joining the rich history of La Aurora, as we build towards our vision of a global luxury brand. We sincerely thank Mr. Guillermo Leon for extending the time-honored tradition of Excellent cigar making to our brand and our newly revamped ultra luxury cigar “The Mogul.”

I personally thank Mr. Guillermo Leon for granting us this opportunity to learn from such a pioneer of our industry, whom just happens to be one of the classiest gentlemen. Thank you, Mr. Leon. As we say at The Maldonado Dynasty, “Always Demand the Finest.”

To commemorate the exciting union between La Aurora and The Maldonado Dynasty, the first limited exclusive shipment of boxes will be autographed by President Paul Maldonado; reserve your box now before they are SOLD OUT. Email me [email protected] to reserve your box.


Paul Maldonado


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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.