León Jimenes Rum has been awarded the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits. 1,500 – 2,500 spirits usually participate in this competition and no more than 10 Double Golds are awarded in the contest (in its different categories).
In January, La Aurora had announced the opening of their La Aurora Cigar Institute, an institution dedicated to training and teaching about cigars in an educational setting. The first course, lasting three days, began on February 29.
La Aurora announced the opening of a teaching facility as part of their La Aurora Cigar World in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dom. Rep in February. The institution’s aim is to educate and teach about the world of cigars in a didactic manner, through a group of recognized professionals.