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Spotlight Brand: La Aurora Preferidos

La Aurora Preferidos

The '93' rated gems of La Aurora.

Made in limited quantities, the La Aurora Preferido is one of the best selling super premiums made in the Dominican Republic. Available in an assortment of wrappers, the cigar has gained worldwide recognition for its quality, consistency, and flavor.

La Aurora is the Dominican Republic's oldest brand, and is rolled at the country's oldest factory. The Preferido is the traditional size, a perfecto expanding to a fat center in the middle, giving the enthusiast a variety of flavors and strengths. Today the size is made to commemorate the brand's beginnings and is sought out by cigar lovers around the world. Production is limited to 200,000 cigars per year, adding to the exclusivity.

This cigar is available in a variety of wrappers. The Platinum Cameroon, Red Maduro, and Gold Corojo are all extra aged in oak barrels for several years to give them a very unique and settled flavor. The Sapphire line features a Connecticut wrapper that is aged a full 5 years in a rum barrel. These wrappers are combined with a unique Dominican filler for an experience unlike any other. If you want a cigar with a prestigious history and unique taste, the La Aurora Preferido line is an excellent selection. It is the culmination of over 100 years in the cigar and tobacco industry. 

Q & A: Yellow Cello

Q.
I’ve got some older cigars in my humidor and I’ve noticed that the cellophane has turned yellow. Is this natural?

1/09/12 | by DW of Biloxi, MS

A.
​​Yes, there’s no need to worry. This just means that the cigar has been aging properly. Aging a cigar can be a bit tricky and is very subjective. Typically, you want to try to age stronger blends because the longer the cigar ages the more mellow it becomes. For instance, aging any Connecticut wrapped cigars will usually lead to a virtually flavorless cigar. However, when you age a stronger cigar, it will begin to mellow as it releases the tannins from the tobacco. It’s the tannins in the cigar that turn the cellophane yellow. You’ll know when you have a well-aged cigar when you notice that yellow tint on the cellophane.

by Bryan

Review: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

Bryan La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor
Belicoso (5.5"x54) In our opinion, this is the best size of the blend. The maduro wrapper and the zesty fillers blend harmoniously to form a well-balanced cigar with mixtures of chocolate and a spice that lingers on your palate.

Magnifico (6.0"x52) Similar to the Belicoso, this blend features a well-balanced smoke with excellent construction. The smaller ring gauge, however, makes the cigar burn a little hotter and thus makes it less smooth than the Magnifico size.

Valentino (5.7"x58) The 58 ring gauge dilutes the richness of this blend. If you’re looking for a lighter version of this blend, this is the perfect size.

Churchill (7.0"x50) The longest vitola of the blend, this cigar suffers from the longest smoking time and lack of complexity of the blend.

Robusto (5.0"x50) Excellent size and fantastic construction. Unfortunately, when the blend starts to really get exciting, the cigar is almost done.