Alexanders Cigar Merchants
Under the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 it is illegal to:
  • Sell tobacco products to a person under 18; and
  • Purchase a tobacco product for use by a person under 18.
Product prices include all taxes.

La Aurora

La Aurora Cigars: The Signature of the Dominican Republic

La Aurora was Dominican Republic’s first cigar company, and has played a crucial role in creating and sustaining the country’s deep roots in its history with cigars. Known as the first cigar brand in the Dominican Republic, La Aurora was launched by Eduardo Leon Jimenes in 1903 and has over 115 years of history.

Coming from a family that has grown tobacco in the same fields of the Cibao Valley for generations, Eduardo had large dreams of creating a global cigar brand. At age 18, he opened the first La Aurora factory with just six cigar rollers, who rolled what is known today as the La Aurora Preferido, a Perfecto shape. Today, La Aurora can be found across five continents and employs over 1,000 people. It remains the go-to cigar brand in the Dominican Republic and comfortably sits among other top-shelf cigar brands.

The History of Cigar in the Dominican Republic

Before it became an epicenter for respected cigar-makers, the Dominican Republic was an undeveloped country within the Caribbean that only got its independence in the mid-1800s. Still, the La Aurora battled obstacles throughout the 1900’s such as unpaved roads and a dictatorship from Gen. Rafael Trujillo that lasted more than three decades. Throughout all this, La Aurora kept its business alive and began to manufacture cigarrettes after the dictatorship ended. With money from the cigarettes, La Aurora grew its business immensely, dominating the cigarette and beer industries. However, it never steers from its origin of manufacturing high-quality cigars.

Distinctive La Aurora Characteristics

One of the most unique aspects of the La Aurora brand is that it has maintained its strong traditions around cultivating and developing its cigars for the past 100 years. Coming from a tobacco-growing family, La Aurora cigars showcase the importance of a deep understanding of tobacco, utilising tobacco grown on the family farm since its inception. Many of the company’s craftsmen have also remained at the brand for several decades. The brand continues to experiment with different seeds in order to develop the widely varied but always flavourful blends the brand is known for.

A Variety of La Aurora Cigars Available

Now, over 110 years later, the brand he founded celebrates Jimines with a range of classic Dominican cigars, and Alexanders Cigar Merchants are proud to partner with La Aurora to bring those to an Australian audience.

Known as the oldest cigar brand produced in the Dominican Republic, this landmark operation creates some of the finest smokes in the world. La Aurora cigars range from mild to fuller-bodied blends and offer a variety of experiences with consistent quality of flavour. You’ll often be met with flavours of cedar, nuts and subtle spices enveloped within a smooth and balanced smoke.

Indulge in some of these Dominican treasures like the La Aurora 107, the 1495 Series, or limited edition La Aurora cigars, all available as singles or in boxes of up to 20. If you would like assistance in your search in La Aurora cigars, reach out to us directly or visit our shop on Toorak Street in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Alexanders Cigar Merchants
Under the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 it is illegal to:
  • Sell tobacco products to a person under 18; and
  • Purchase a tobacco product for use by a person under 18.
Product prices include all taxes.

Alexanders Cigar Merchants
517 Toorak Road
Toorak VIC 3142 Australia

Trading Hours
Monday to Friday - 10.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday - 10.00am to 5.00pm

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