This month, La Aurora USA LLC (LUSA) has officially launched their in-house distribution, based in Miami, FL, with an expanded executive and sales team. LUSA will have a full U.S. distribution team with sales staff calling on accounts, supporting the full portfolio of products and growing the La Aurora brand. Retailers who previously carried La Aurora products under former distributor, Miami Cigar Company, will now be serviced directly by La Aurora USA.
La Aurora has announced the La Aurora Preferidos Hors d’Age 2021 LE. After a two-year hiatus, this limited-edition release is back. The Hors d’Age line first hit shelves in 2018, with follow-up releases in 2019 and 2020. The 2021 version comes in a 6x54 Toro that uses an Ecuadorian wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and filler from the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Nicaragua.
"This cigar hit on all cylinders for me... construction, draw, flavors... I’m a definite fan of this flavor profile and would recommend this to anyone who can handle full flavors and strength...I love it! My only complaint would be the resting aroma... it was not nearly as pleasant as the flavors and was sharp and harsh. Fortunately, I got to smoke this excellent cigar and enjoy the flavors it presented. "-Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
La Aurora Cigars has unveiled a new extension to their 107 line, the 107 Nicaragua. This will be La Aurora's first Nicaraguan puro, meaning it's made entirely of Nicaraguan tobacco. It will still be rolled at their Dominican Republic factory.
Today, Miami Cigar & Company has announced a new TAA exclusive cigar, the La Aurora TAA Exclusivo. The TAA Exclusivo uses a Habana Vuelta Arriba wrapper from Ecuador, binder from Cibao Valley, DR, and fillers from Cibao Valley, Dominican Republic and Broadleaf Pennsylvania. It is described as a full-bodied cigar.
La Aurora is marking the 120 year milestone in 2023 with a brand new cigar. The La Aurora 120 Anniversary is desribed as a medium-to-full body cigar. The blend uses a Dominican Habana 92-seed wrapper, Olor dominicano (Cibao Valley) binder, Piloto Cubano (Cibao Valley, Rep. Dom), Olor dominicano (Cibao Valley), and Dominican Corojo fillers.
"This cigar wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t complex, and it was rough goings early on with a tight draw that eventually opened up to acceptable levels of airflow. While I wouldn’t seek out this cigar to smoke again, to use a favorite line my hero Larry David, “having said that” I could think of worse ways to spend 52 minutes. " -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"I really enjoyed this cigar. Transition of flavors was noticeable, but subtle. Draw, burn, finish, flavors, construction, complexity, all admirable. Ultimately, I would buy this cigar." -Randy B. (randobush)
"Pretty solid medium bodied cigar. Not fully my cup of tea, but there were aspects of it that I certainly enjoyed. The transitions from the early portion to the mid portion as well as the mid range to the finale were also really elegant. The final portion was really the best part for my taste, and it wasn't really a chore to get there." -John I. (John I.)
"Any cigar that does not become bitter near the end is a good one. The spices for most of the time were a nice blend of cinnamon and nutmeg with a great spice tingle. Towards the end the black licorice came in but was not over bearing. All in all this is one that will pair well with a single malt scotch. It would be a nice addition to my humidor." -Eric (smalls29)