La Aurora – Para Japon Release Virtual Party and Giveaway

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As I am pretty sure most of you have head, La Aurora will be celebrating their release of the Para Japon cigar, a cigar in which all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. What you may not have heard is the fact that there will be an online virtual release party taking place on April 29th at 7pm EST. Fun stuff right? But I know what you may be thinking: “So what? Only certain people have been able to get their hands on the Para Japon”. True, but Miami Cigars is out to change that but giving the Para Japon Original Supporters access to a few sticks to give away!

How to win:

 Entering is simple. Simply leave a comment on this post. Simple as that. If you want another entry just leave a comment on any of the reviews coming later this week. We will then choose 10 winners at random to receive a 2pk of La Aurora Para Japon so that they can join in the virtual event.

 Winners will be chosen, and contacted this Friday Evening (4/22). PLEASE do me the favor and fill out the email you would like to be contacted at, I will need to get a list of names and addresses over to Miami Cigars by Saturday evening. 

One quick note. You are free to enter ANY or ALL of the contests that are being ran by any of the Para Japon supporting sites, however you can only win once. If a name is picked more than once by alternate blogs then another winner will be chosen by Miami Cigars. 

Thanks for the support! Please read the following press release with more information on the Para Japon project as well as a list of all the supporters!

A short history of the “Para Japón” concept: 

In March 2011 La Aurora hosted a media event at their factory in the Dominican Republic. Invited to this event were many members of the online cigar blog community who have become a vital part of the cigar industry today. During an evening discussion at the hotel where the attendees were staying the topic of the recent devastation in Japan came up. Cigar Explorer founder Mario Takayama (a native of Japan) described the area of Japan most impacted by the earthquake/tsunami, and just how much this destruction of that region will set back the country as a whole. As most conversations of this manner play out, the idea of “what can we do to help?” arose. Guillermo quickly came to the decision that he really had to do something, so the idea for a cigar (Now know as “Para Japón”) will be produced, and all the proceeds from the sale of the cigar will be donated to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund thought JAPAN TOBACCO IMEX CO. LTD, La Aurora Distributor in Japan.

 Details of the Virtual Release Party 

The Virtual Release Party will be a live online event hosted by Team of Project Para Japón that is open to anyone who wishes to join in on this significant occasion. The event will be streamed live via UStream (Link will be on and Guillermo will be on hand to answer any questions about the Para Japón cigar, or any of the La Aurora products. Also attending the event via UStream Chat, Twitter, and Facebook are all of the cigar bloggers who attended the La Aurora media event in the Dominican Republic. These bloggers will share stories from the trip, and give their opinions on the “Para Japón” cigar. 

For more details on the La Aurora Para Japón cigar please visit

Project Para Japón Original Supporters 

Guillermo Leon – La Aurora – @GuillermoLeon_

Jose Blanco – La Aurora – @joseblanco809

Amaury Abreu – La Aurora – @LaAuroraCigars

Jason Wood – Miami Cigar Company – @MiamiCigar

Barry Stein – A Cigar Smoker’s Journal – @nyisles

Tony Casas – Casas Fumando – @tonycasas

David “The Doc” Diaz – Doc StogieFresh – @Doc_StogieFresh

Ben Lee – Nice Tight Ash – @NTA_ben

Steve Valle – Smoking Stogie – @SteveVLiLo

Brian Hewitt– Stogie Review – @brianhewitt

Jerry Cruz – Stogie Review – @jcruz

Tom Ufer – Tampa Cigar Examiner – @cigarsmokingman

Charlie Minato – The Cigar Feed – @thecigarfeed

David Jones – The Tiki Bar Online – @dmjones1009

About La Aurora 

La Aurora is the first Dominican Cigar factory. It was established in 1903 and is own by the León family whose roots in the tobacco industry trace back to the early 19th century. The factory is part of Grupo León Jimenes Corporation, the largest industrial group in the Caribbean. La Aurora brands are among the most well known cigars, with sales in more than 50 countries around the world. 

About Miami Cigar and Company 

Miami Cigar & Company, founded in 1989, is the sole U-S distributor of La Aurora brands, Ducados and worldwide distributor of Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda Special Selection. 

About Cigar Explorer 

Cigar Explorer is a production company injecting excitement to the cigar community, with revolutionary tools, to discover and explore the world of cigars. It creates content that helps cigar community strengthen its passion for cigar culture at in Columbus, Ohio, USA. | Experience the Discovery. 


Jason Wood, Director of Marketing

Miami Cigar and Comapny


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Tony Casas is a 32 year old Creative Managing/Webdesigning/Craft Beer Drinking Cigar smoker from El Paso, Texas. When he isn't loving his wife he is either sleepy, hungry, or suffering from a headache.


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