Miami, FL, 11 July…Guillermo Leon and Nestor Miranda, in conjunction with W. Curtis Draper Tobacconists, Washington, DC’s oldest continuously operated tobacconists, will play host to the Congressional Cigar Association at a reception in the nation’s capitol on Tuesday, 20 July.

While the event is a first for Leon and Miranda, the CCA holds quarterly events where manufacturers of Premium hand made cigar educate the group on cigars, the manufacture of cigars and the various aspects of the industry.

At the reception in July, Leon will focus on his recently introduced La Aurora 107©. The cigar commemorates the 107th Anniversary of La Aurora’s founding. The company, part of Grupo Leon is the oldest cigar maker in the Dominican Republic. Introduced in May 2010, the 107 has been an instant success, much as La Aurora’s Cien Año, Preferido and 1495 Series.

Miranda, the man behind Tatiana© flavoured cigars and the Nestor Miranda Collection©, is the co-founder of Miami Cigar & Company, a twenty-one year old enterprise that distributes La Aurora©, Leon Jimenes© (also a La Aurora product) and the cigars noted above. Miranda is, as described in a cigar magazine, “The most interestinging man in the cigar industry!”

The Congressional Cigar Association is an officially recognized bipartisan organization of Congressional staffers from the House and Senate. All, of course, are cigar aficionados. The organizations purpose is to create a bipartisan atmosphere amongst staffers of both parties and the cigar smoking community.

In the current climate, where cigar smokers are being heavily taxed by the Federal Government (S-CHIP) and the various states, and with the advent of smoking bans and prohibitions, Leon and Miranda see the opportunity to foster a better understanding of the industry and its contributions to the economy.

The CCA events are frequently attended by Congressmen and Senators who enjoy the relaxing, contemplative benefits of a fine cigar.

The reception will be supplied with La Aurora 107s and Nestor Miranda Collection cigars and it will be an afternoon of conviviality, cigars all within view of the Capitol and The White House.

With the cooperation of W. Curtis Draper the event was organized by CCA and Rene Castaneda, Vice President of Miami Cigar & Company.

On Thursday, 22 July, W. Curtis Drapper will host a private dinner, limited to ten guests, each paying $200. It will take place at Blue Duck Tavern in the Park Hyatt and the guests will be seated in Chef Brian McBride’s private dining room. Guillermo Leon and Nestor Miranda will be present to introduce the guests to new cigars, and share in the camaraderie that cigar dinners, such as these, engender.

The Nestor Miranda Collection is available only at brick and mortar tobacconists.

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Get those smoking ban political peeps involved directly. Then maybe they may start to understand that this legal product needs to be protected.

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