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Spotlight Brand: La Aurora

La Aurora

From the 1st Tabacalera in the DR.

La Aurora cigars are the Dominican of choice for many enthusiasts. One of the world's most-storied cigar brands, they've been producing premiums for public enjoyment since 1903. Today, La Aurora cigars are still made in the DR; rolled at one of the island's largest tabacaleras. This century of experience results in La Aurora's releases to be of the utmost quality and consistency.

La Aurora Maduro is ideal for those in search of a mellow to medium-bodied handmade that has a dark wrapper and the deep flavor profile that maduro blends beget. This cigar has it all, with an easy-smoking character and pleasant aroma. A brand like La Aurora does not survive 100+ years in the cigar industry without good reason and yet, year after year, their cigars are top-sellers. Taste one today and see why!

Q & A: Mounted Head?

Q.
What does the cigar term "mounted head" refer to?

5/21/08 | by DC of Pittsburgh, PA

A.
The term "mounted head" refers to the method in which the cap is placed on the head of a cigar. This method was developed in Cuba and is a basic characteristic of almost all authentic Cuban cigars. A cap is added to the head of each cigar for construction purposes, as it keeps the wrapper leaf from unraveling. Today, most cigars only utilize a single cap, which is distinguished by a single seam wrapping around the head of a cigar. In Cuba, however, torcedors added an element of authenticity to their sticks by creating the illusion of a "mounted head," or as it is more commonly referred as, a "triple cap."

by Sean G