BACKGROUND: Burns Tobacconist owner, Mike Hunter, spoke with Nestor Miranda and Jason Wood about creating a new cigar exclusively for Burns. He told them he loved the Cien Años blend from La Aurora and that he would love to work on a special size as a store exclusive.
A few weeks later Jason went to the La Aurora factory and talked to factory manager Manuel Inoa about it. Manuel liked the idea of something new, but wanted to make it even more unique and rare. After getting a blessing from La Aurora owner, Guillermo Leon, he began work on a version of the Cien Años using a completely different wrapper leaf. Manuel used a Cameroon leaf, which has always been a favorite of La Aurora. Everybody loved the blend and in short order, the La Aurora 100 Años Burns Edition Cameroon was born.
Like the original Cien Años release, this cigar uses a Dominican filler and binder blend, but adds a spicy Cameroon wrapper leaf. The cigars are sold in boxes of 25 sticks and they are available for $11.99 each in the store. This week’s featured 100 Años Burns Edition cigar is the 7″ x 40 ring gauge Lancero.
FEATURED LIBATION: Templeton Small Batch Rye Whiskey
Made in Lawrenceburg, Indiana by MGP corporation, this Rye weighs in at 40%ABV (80-proof).
SPECIAL SEGMENT: Interview with David Jones of Burns Tobacconist in Chattanooga, Tennessee.