At the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show, La Aurora Cigars added a line extension to its Guillermo Leon Signature and Fernando Leon Family Reserve. Both of these sizes will come in the company’s signature 6 x 58 Preferido No. 1 perfecto. This size becomes the tenth frontmark that has been released in the Guillermo Leon Signature line and seventh frontmark released in the Fernando Leon Family Reserve.
The Guillermo Leon Signature line made its debut three years ago. The cigar gets its name from La Aurora Cigars’ president, Guillermo Leon. The Guillermo Leon Signature finished as our #25 Cigar for 2010.
The Fernando Leon Family Reserve is named for the late Don Fernando Leon, who was the father Guillermo Leon. Fernando Leon also served as the head of La Aurora Cigars. The story behind the cigar is that Fernando Leon had a cigar that was his own personal blend. The cigar was originally a corona vitola and he would share this with the people that were closest to him. The Family Reserve is based on that blend.
At a glance here is a look at the two lines that the Preferido No. 1 size will be joining:
Guillermo Leon Signature
The Guillermo Leon Signature is a multi-national blend with tobaccos from six countries and three continents.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Vuelta Arriba
Binder: (Double) Cameroon and Dominican Corojo
Fillers: Peru, Brazil, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.
The box-press becomes the seventh vitola made in the Guillermo Leon Signature line:
Preferido No. 1: 6 x 58
Box-Press (Toro): 6 x 54 (Limited Production)
Corona: 5 1/2 x 42
Corona Gorda: 6 x 47
Belicoso 6 1/4 x 52
Gran Toro 6 x 58
Robusto 5 x 50
15 Minute Break: 3 1/2 x 42
Lancero: 7 x 40 (W. Curtis Draper 126th Anniversary exclusive)
Ambassador: 4 1/2 x 38/60 (Perfecto) (W. Curtis Draper 127th Anniversary exclusive)
Fernando Leon Family Reserve
The Fernando Leon Family Reserve is primarily a Dominican blend, however it also has Peruvian and Brazilian tobacco in the filler.
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Binder: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Peruvian, Brazilian, and Dominican
Except for the Guillermo Leon Signature 15 Minute Break, the Fernando Leon Family Reserve comes in the same vitolas as the Guillermo Leon Signature Series.