La Aurora released their new La Aurora Training Kit Emerald, a product consisting of a portable cigar tasting seminar, at the IPCPR trade show in July. The seminar box contains four “grado puro” cigars, one La Aurora 1903 Edition Emerald Doble Figurado #3, a multiwrapper cigar, a cutter, a lighter, a booklet of instructions and a DVD of Guillermo Leon, president of the Aurora, with tips to optimize the smoke.
La Aurora designed their Training Kit not exclusively for novice smokers, but for cigar smokers who want to go deeper into the world of sensory tasting of cigars or want to organize their own cigar tasting event and share it with other smokers, without the need of the assistance of a brand Ambassador or a brand representative.
The first step is smoking the “grado puro” cigars. The “grado puro” cigars or “perritos” are cigars made of a single variety of tobacco. They are usually rolled by growers and master blenders to test the tobacco quality, the state of curing or to rebalance the blend of a cigar. Consumers will be able to find a “corona” made only of “seco” leaves, one of “viso” leaves and two more made of “ligero”.
These four tobaccos, presented in the “grados puros”, actually compose the blend of the fifth cigar that La Aurora Training Kit Emerald offers: one Doble Figurado #3 of La Aurora 1903 Edition Emerald, with Dominican Cibao Valley binder and a shiny, oily wrapper from Ecuador, Sumatra seed.
The kit also comes with a multiwrapper cigar in churchill size to show the definitive influence of the wrapper on the flavors. The cigar starts in the head without wrapper (only filler and binder) to go one by one burning a Connecticut (Ecuador), Cameroon (Ecuador), Sumatra (Ecuador), Arapiraca (Brazil), Broad Leaf (USA) and finally a Corojo from Cibao Valley (Dominican Republic) wrapper.