La Aurora is celebrating their 107th anniversary with a new cigar, properly named the 107. The launch also plays with the 107 theme by selecting 107 stores nationwide to be given 107 cigars to give to their customers. The promotion is a deal, too: buy any cigar and receive a 107 cigar free. Definitely not something to be passed up!
Cigar Towne is the only store in Houston to be included in this promotion and will be among the first to be able to offer this new cigar once full orders are shipped out. If you missed the promotion you may want to stop by and see if you can still get your hands on one, otherwise you now know where you can find it once they are out.
Upon cutting my cigar, I found that it had a very easy and comfortable dry draw. Because of the easy draw, I recommend cutting a small amount or using a punch to make the most of your experience. (I tend to make a small cut as it is; you can always cut more if need be.)
There are a lot of woody characteristics in the flavor profile and a nice spice through the nose. I must agree with Cheryl on the body of this cigar as though it is presented as medium bodied, it does have a bit more to it without crossing into full bodied. It is a medium plus cigar, and balanced nicely, maintaining a very smooth and enjoyable smoke. I think this is a style that both medium and full bodied smokers will enjoy.
It built up a bit in strength from the first draw into the first third, I tasted just a bit of sweetness in there as well. Half way through the cigar the strength rounded out, going from medium to medium plus to right in between. It finished nicely leaving me with flavor standing out over strength (something I always look for). Overall I found it to have some nice complexity and balance.