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La Aurora 1903 Edition Maduro Preferidos

There are a few companies recognized by the shape of their cigar, but there is none as synonymous as the Preferido and La Aurora. The company which was the first cigar factory of the Dominican Republic in 1903 has been making this shape of it’s cigars since its inception. Today it is available in seven different blends, but today we serve up the Ruby. Cigar Review: La Aurora 1903 Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca Binder: Dominican Republic (Cibao Valley) Filler: Dominican Republic (Cibao […]

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La Aurora Preferidos Diamond Cigar Review

When you decide to dedicate a week to perfecto shaped cigars, the one cigar that can’t be ignored is the signature cigar of the fist cigar factory of the Dominican Republic, La Aurora. The Preferidos has long been the benchmark of this factory that dates back to 1903. According to the La Aurora website, “Obviously, Perfecto means “perfect” and no other name suits better to this cigar made by La Aurora, the same way originally since […]

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Cigar Review | La Aurora Preferidos Diamond

The La Aurora factory is the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic, and their signature cigar is the Preferidos which comes in 6 different wrappers. The newest edition which is now a couple of years old is the Diamond, which features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Late in 2014, the company released the Preferidos in a corona format for the territory covered by Mid-Atlantic sales representative Christopher Lenzo of Miami Cigar & Company who distributes […]

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Review | Guillermo Leon Preferidos

Founded in 1903, La Aurora is the first factory of the Dominican Republic. It has been owned by the Leon Family since its inception. Eventually the factory became a part of Grupo Leon, the largest company in the Dominican Republic with annual profits around 600 million dollars. In 2011, La Aurora was purchased outright by Guillermo Leon, a person I am lucky enough to call a friend and a mentor. For me, my journey into the […]

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