Procigar Festival 2022

As part of an on-going tradition, La Aurora participates year after year at the annual festival of Procigar, an association whose main mission is to protect and highlight the producers of tobacco in Dominican Republic, the Cigar Country.

The current edition is significant for this company, as this year commemorates what would have been the 100thbirthday of La Aurora’s former president, Fernando León, an incomparable visionary and a well connoisseur of the world of tobacco, very respected for his knowledge and closeness to cigar culture; father of the actual president, Guillermo León, a son that followed his steps in keeping up the legacy. Don Fernando always poured a bit of his passion to tobacconists in a national range and around the world.

Being the first cigar factory in Dominican Republic, La Aurora maintains a close correlation with activities that uphold the tobacco culture, pointing out the Dominican input. Every year, Procigar makes activities through every company, and this year La Aurora is has decided to host the next activities:

  • Factory Tour Experience (9:00 a.m.). A tour inside La Aurora’s installments, including a detailed explanation of the processes made for the creation of these Premium Cigars.
  • Lunch at Centro León (12:00 p.m.). Accompanied with a special pairing tasting, and entertainment numbers, as well as a visit to “Huella y Memoria”, which consists of an exhibition that makes its visitor take a step back in time to the León family’s origins in their nowadays successful companies, a fruitful legacy that goes beyond prosperity, but to the impact generated in Dominican Culture, especially in the North Region. It is a passage through the generations that built-up from La Aurora to what we now know of the enterprise Grupo León Jimenes. Also, an exhibition of Fernando León Aviary, as it was born as a result of the tireless effort of Don Fernando León in preserving the flora and fauna of our country.

Following up with the commemoration, La Aurora launched Fernando León 100th Anniversary, a cigar that resembles Don Fernando’s preferred blend when he started experimenting tastes in cigar-making. This new launch will only be sold during the days of the festival, from February 23rd to February 24th. As well as the cigar, a special feature of La Aurora’s participation is the auction of a 180-cigar Humidor containing cigars from the line Family Reserve. This activity date was established for the last night of Procigar Festival 2022, February 25th, at the Gala Dinner Part held at Centro Español. This humidor contains:

La Aurora Fernando León Legacy

Format: Lancero (6 7/8 x 40)

La Aurora Fernando León Founder Choice (Corona).

The original blend smoked by Don Fernando

Format: Corona (5 ½ x 42)

La Aurora Family Reserve Fernando León

Format: Robusto (5 x 50)

La Aurora Family Reserve Fernando León

Format: Belicoso 6 ¼ x 52

La Aurora Fernando León 100th Anniversary pig tail

(This cigar is an exclusive feature for Procigar 2022)

Format: Extra Robusto (5 ¾ X 52)

One new event for this edition of Procigar is the Field Day Trip, hosted by all the members of the association. This activity was programmed to be made at La Aurora’s ranch/estate, where expert master blenders will be in touch with participants, sharing knowledge and providing a unique experience.

As always, La Aurora has the main objective of providing the participant joyful moments of a lifetime, accompanied with a deep submersion into the history that forged a legacy that only keeps growing.