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The Arrival by Ken Hamlin & La Aurora cigars

Football star turned cigar creator. How was his first go at it?

By
The Hot Ticket
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The Breakdown
Wrapper
Nicaraguan
Binder
Dominican
Filler
Dominican, Brazilian and Nicaraguan
Vitola (Size)
Robusto (5 x50)
Manufacturer Region
Dominican Republic
Release Year
2020
Price (USD)
10.00
Construction

Cory - Blemish Free. adequate Cap structure. Top cap placed a bit lopsided  Milk chocolate brown in color with a satin sheen

Chris - Great milk chocolate look black thin veins running all through it. slightly rugged texture

Burn

Cory - Great draw with fantastic resistance. passed the 5 min hold test. 1 pit/outage in the final 3rd. Consistent burn line

Chris - it's a one-two puffer with amazing smoke production right out the gates. moderately consistent burn up the wrapper with a light gray Ash that seems to showcase a pretty tightly packed filler

Flavors
Wood
Bitter
Herbal
Cream
Roasted/Toasted
Fruit
Earth
Salt
Price Opinion

Appropriate

89.0

%

Decent smoke to try

Cory - For a first go from an NFL pro bowler, this is a pretty damn good cigar. I love that you get some of those bright traditional Dominican flavors with some added flair from the Brazilian and Nicaraguan components. At $10.00 I think its priced fairly although for an inception cigar I could see a price of $8.00 to $9.00 being more appetizing for the consumer, and minus a few burn issues, this cigar was good in terms of production quality. This ins't just another celebrity endorsed creation. There was a lot of intention and effort put into this cigar and it shows in the final product.

Chris - I'm always apprehensive about celeb cigars, but there is no doubt that this one was done for the right reasons with the right people. It's made well and tastes pretty dang great. I'm glad it arrived onto the market this year...See what I did there?

67.0

%

Our Community's Score
Brand
La Aurora

La Aurora was founded on October 3rd, 1903 by Eduardo León Jimenes, a hard worker man who was son and grandson of tobacco growers, that, without neglecting his family tradition, decided to go a step further with the creation of a cigar brand which he intended to have a global dimension.

Author
The Hot Ticket
A raunchy comedy cigar podcast about two brothers on a quest to find the best cigars around the world.