Miami Cigar & Company and its long-time strategic partner La Aurora didn’t have a lot of new products, but at the same time this still proved to be quite a busy booth. The theme for both Miami Cigar and La Aurora was the families behind the brand – namely Nestor Miranda and the late Fernando León.
Three years ago, Miami Cigar & Company made the decision to bring back the Nestor Miranda Special Selection (Habano). Earlier this yer, Miami Cigar & Company quietly brought back the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut. It was exactly 10 years ago, the Special Selection Connecticut made its debut. When the Nestor Miranda Collection was rebranded in 2014, so was the Connecticut blend. Now the Special Selection Connecticut comes back – with the packaging pretty close to the original.
Production for the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut remains at the My Father Cigars factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The blend features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The cigar comes in three sizes: Coffee Break (4 1/2 x 50), Toro (5 1/2 x 54), and Gran Toro (6 x 60). Each is presented in 20-count boxes.
Also present in the booth were La Aurora Cigars, Ken Hamlin’s Arrival Cigars, and Dr. Gaby Kafie of Kafie 1901 Cigars. Miami Cigar distributes La Aurora Cigars while La Aurora handles production for Arrival Cigars. We covered La Aurora and Arrival Cigars in separate reports. Dr. Gaby Kafie was not exhibiting or taking orders for any product, but he is in the process of moving his production to the La Aurora factory.
Interview: Jason Wood, Miami Cigar & Company
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PCA 2022 Report: La Aurora Cigars
PCA 2022 Report: The Arrival by Ken Hamlin
Photo Credits: Erron Nielsen for Cigar Coop