La Aurora is the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. They’ve been making cigars since 1903…a long time. And La Aurora is known for its quality. That you know, but for most of you the name Rene Castañeda means nothing. However, Rene is a friend of mine for a long time. We have worked together in the past and Rene knows a thing or two about cigars. Recently, he has come out with his own brand of cigars called simply Castañeda. I will be honest and tell you that he did not blend these himself, although he had worked on the blends. Instead these were some ideas and blends from La Aurora. (Rene and I both used to work for the company.) Rene was wandering around the factory and tried these blends and realized there was a big market for them. Having a good relationship with JR, Rene has given them to us at a great price. (Ya see Rene used to live close to the mother ship in New Jersey and still carries his Jersey cell phone number.)
All of the tobaccos in these cigars are over 2 years old and the cigars have been resting for at least 3 months making certain the tobaccos have married and provide a clean smooth smoke. Honestly, I did not know about this until I happened to be talking to Rene and he said he forgot to tell me before. The cigars come with different wrappers and blends– Cameroon, Connecticut, Corojo, Double Maduro, Maduro and Ecuador Sumatra. If you like La Aurora products, you are going to love these cigars. There is something for everyone here and the prices are terrific.