Smoke a La Aurora 107 Day Contest

October 2, 2013 · Posted in Cigar Community, Cigar Industry · Comment 

Barry from Miami Cigar & Co. asked me to do this so I’m going to do it.

On October seventh you should upload a picture of you smoking a La Aurora 107 (I suggest the corona or the robusto) in honor of Smoke a 107 Day. Why do this? After all, this is a lot of work as it requires a couple of clicks on your phone (take a picture of yourself smoking a La Aurora 107 and upload it with the hashtag #LaAurora107 – I guess that’s technically a few clicks). Well, it looks like someone will win a trip to the Dominican Republic to tour the La Aurora factory. I’ve been to their factory and it’s pretty damn awesome. So do it!

Smoke a 107 Day

Click on image to go to Miami Cigar & Company’s Facebook page

La Aurora 107 Short Cigar Review

December 21, 2011 · Posted in Cigar Review, Short Cigar Review · Comment 

This sample comes from Miami Cigar & Co. All reviews are my own.

Wrapper: Ecuador   |   Binder: Dominican Republic   |   Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua   |   Box of 21: $114.00 | Single: $6.34   |   Corona   |   5 ½″ x 43

0/3: This is the La Aurora 107 corona, a cigar that I have smoked a number of times but only feel like doing a short review for right now. I have reviewed the La Aurora 107 before and I liked it. They are good cigars and I can honestly tell you that I have not heard anyone say anything truly negative about these cigars.

This cigar feels a little soft to the touch. A little veiny but not too pronounced. The wrapper is a little oily to the touch and it is pretty obvious that these cigars are well made.

1/3: One of the things that I like about smaller cigars is that it seems, to me at least, that the flavors are more concentrated and that is what I am getting with this cigar. While I liked the other vitolas that I tried the corona seems to be the best fit for me. Spice, buttered toast and some woody notes make up the bulk of the flavors for me.

2/3: This cigar seems to be a little stronger than the other vitolas as well. While not full bodied I would peg it in the medium-full bodied range. The flavors are still very strong during this third and it is a very enjoyable cigar.

3/3: While the final third stays pretty much the same as the previous two thirds I am not disappointed because the flavors were very enjoyable. Add to the mix the fact that this cigar has a good draw and burn there is nothing negative that can be said about it.

4/3: Very solid cigar, definitely my favorite size of the La Aurora 107s. And they smoke quickly too. So, if you find yourself with a lot of 30 minute to hour long gaps of time fill it up with one of these cigars.

4.5 points

La Aurora Cigar Giveaway

April 29, 2010 · Posted in Cigar Industry · Comment 

Just wanted to remind you of this awesome giveaway that La Aurora is doing tomorrow, April 30th, 2010. All you have to do is go to one of 107 pre-approved retailers, buy any cigar and get a La Aurora 107 robusto for free. I gave the La Aurora 107 robusto an 88, so I think it is definitely worth a try.

La Aurora 107 Giveaway

Rediscover La Aurora with the 107

April 20, 2010 · Posted in Cigar Industry · Comment 

Rediscover La Aurora with the 107

107 retailers to hand out free cigars on April 30

MIAMI FL — Miami Cigar & Company, the exclusive distributor for La Aurora brands in the United States, announces the release of the La Aurora Serie 107 Anniversario to mark the company’s 107th year of operation in the Dominican Republic.  As part of a year-long campaign to Rediscover La Aurora, 107 retailers across the U-S will be giving away 107 robustos on April 30th.  The list of participating retailers can be found at  http://rediscoverlaaurora.com [Site will launch soon].

Miami Cigar president Nestor Miranda says, “We have represented La Aurora for over 20 years and feel this is one of the best cigars they have made so far.  We believe so much in the 107 that we are giving cigar smokers the chance to try it for free. All anyone has to do is buy a cigar, any cigar, at one of the participating retailers on April 30 and we’ll give you a free 107.”  La Aurora vice president Guillermo Léon adds, “We realize that while our family has been making fine handcrafted cigars for more than a century, some cigar smokers still have not tried our products and others remember when we only made cigars in the mild range.  La Aurora has been developing medium to full bodied cigars with full flavor and we want to let people know how we have changed. The Rediscover La Aurora is part of our outreach to those smokers.”

The 107, which uses a Sun Grown Ecuador wrapper over 6 year old fillers and binder from Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, will come in boxes of 21 with a suggested retail price between $6 to $8, plus any local taxes.  There will be 3 sizes: Robusto (4.5×50); Toro (5.5×54); and a Belicoso (6.25 x 52).  The 107 will only be available at brick and mortar tobacconists.

About Miami Cigar & Company

Miami Cigar & Company, founded in 1989, is the sole U-S distributor of La Aurora brands, Ducados and worldwide distributor of Tatiana and the Nestor Miranda Special Selection.

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La Aurora 107 Cigar Review

April 16, 2010 · Posted in Cigar Review · 3 Comments 

Really? Someone made a special cigar for their 107th anniversary? Despite breaking the taboo of celebrating an anniversary that is not divisible by five, it is a good looking cigar. A bit on the smallish size but it is very oily and the wrapper feels very hearty. Well packed but there are a number of veins.

This is the fifth one of these that I am smoking. I got these cigars from Miami Cigar Company, thanks guys!

Cigar Stats
Robusto
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic
Price: $6.50/cigar

Coffee Torch!

Starts off very nicely. Maybe a bit harsh during the first few initial puffs but that deficiency is easily overcome by a good mixture of flavors. A little bit of warm spice, a mild floral sweetness and a meatiness.

Spice is not a major factor through the first third. The sweetness is not saccharine; it’s more of a deep, alluring sweetness. There is also a hint of leather.

Both the draw and the burn are very good. It is a medium-full bodied cigar. My big problem with this cigar is that there is not a whole lot of complexity to it. Also, I must say that there have been some woody flavors throughout this cigar.

Nearing the end now and I have to admit that this is a solid cigar. Not an amazing cigar but well worth a try or two. Smooth cigar with a good amount of flavor.

88 points