“Smoked Up” No.1

Its a new year and I am going to try out a few ideas this year. I did a small editorial on Trends of 2012 and will do a few more articles as time passes of things on my mind in the cigar world. Another new (to me) thing I am going to try is […]


Cigar Inn to Launch Fernando Leon

Miami, FL – In 1997, Fernando Leon of La Aurora Cigars traveled to New York City with Nestor Miranda from Miami Cigar & Company. This was the first time the head of La Aurora traveled to the United States for a cigar event. The location was Cigar Inn and they were hosted by the Fakir […]


Press Release: La Aurora returns the Cien Anos

I’m so glad to hear about La Aurora bringing back this cigar.  I believe its one of the best cigars I’ve ever had and I’m personally excited to see it back where I can replenish my depleted stock. – Ben MIAMI, FL – Established in 1903, La Aurora is the oldest cigar factory in the […]


Miami Cigar & Company to Release Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

Miami, Florida – May 16, 2012 – Following in the footsteps of the Cigar Aficionado 91-rated Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve, Miami Cigar & Company is set to release the 2012 edition at IPCPR in August. The 6 1/8 x 52 box-pressed maduro cigar will be limited to 1500 boxes of 10 cigars. Rolled in Esteli, Nicaragua, this year’s […]


Merlion by La Sirena Coming Ashore!

 Miami, Florida – May 04, 2012 – In what one can term Beauty & The Beast; La Sirena and La Aurora have teamed up to create a new cigar, Merlion.. The name Merlion comes from a mythical creature that is half lion and half mermaid, the perfect fit for La Sirena and La Aurora.  The […]


La Aurora to introduce the 107 Puro Vintage Salomon

  March 14, 2012 (Miami, FL) – The 107 is getting a line extension, albeit in a limited edition.  Miami Cigar & Company today announced the cigar that helped re-invent the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic would be released in a salomon. The La Aurora 107 Salomon will be 7.25 x 52 which […]


Jose Blanco Leaving La Aurora

As most of  you know, I was invited to a factory tour and blending seminar at the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic.  The blending seminar was hosted by Jose Blanco in which I learned a GREAT deal of information.  We learned today that Jose is retiring from La Aurora at the young age […]


New Contest from La Aurora – Win a signed box of La Aurora 107s

As many of you have seen in my article about my trip to the Dominican Republic, Jose Blanco of La Aurora Cigars and a herf size Stinky ashtray on his desk with the ashes of 7000 cigars. He is running a contest on Twitter where you can win a signed box of La Aurora 107 […]


La Aurora releases the Para Japon to aid the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund – Contest

Ben: Nice Tight Ash is proud to be part of this cigar release from La Aurora Cigars. By purchasing these cigars, not only are you getting some top quality cigars from La Aurora, but you are helping to support a great cause. I want to thank all of our readers and viewers for their support […]


A Beautiful Weekend in the Dominican Republic with La Aurora Cigars

Several months ago I was approached by Jason Wood of Miami Cigars to see if I was interested in a trip to the Dominican Republic to visit La Aurora Cigars.  Need less to say, it didn’t take me long to answer with a YES.  I’ve never been out of the country before so this would […]