A true Dominican tradition: one of the heritage cigar brands, they're produced in the oldest and longest consistently operating cigar factory in the DR. With well over 100 years of cigarmaking under their belt, La Aurora S.A. - the maker of La Aurora and León Jimenes cigars - has been producing some the world's best mild cigars, smooth hand mades that have earned worldwide renown and numerous awards. They're also a dependable and delicious cigar of choice for many enthusiasts.
Don Eduardo León Jimenes opened a cigar factory in the Dominican Republic in 1903, making La Auroras cigars. The country was an undeveloped Caribbean nation, even well into the 20th Century - and certainly not a place where smokers would expect to find a stick that would rival the best Cuban cigars. What a difference time makes: once the furthest thing from a vacation destination, the DR has stabilized as the most advanced of the major cigar-producing countries. Credit the start of that growth to León: a tobacco grower in his 20's, he knew there was enough raw material to sell good cigars to the locals, regardless of the Dominican's financial mess at the time. His tobacco was being grown as far as five miles away from the factory, and the leaves were shipped to the fabrica over dirt roads by donkey. With a steady supply of all-Dominican cigar tobacco, the first cigars to come out of the factory were La Aurora Preferidos.
The company now produces 8 million sticks a year, and is the best selling cigar brand in the island nation; in addition to the La Aurora cigar brand, their parent company is involved in the brewing of Heineken, Miller and Presidente beers, and responsible for a robust piece of Philip Morris' manufacture of Marlboro cigarettes for the Dominican markets. Known for more than just a mild smoke, there's an ever-expanding list of options when it comes to buying La Aurora cigars for sale online at Famous Smoke Shop...including the rich, full bodied 1495 and Untamed by La Aurora, the lush medium body within the 107, and their very complex Guillermo Leon cigars. Find the one that's right for you, and buy the best La Aurora cigars at discount prices!