La Aurora started its journey as the Dominican Republics only Cigar factory in 1903 when Eduardo Leon Jimenes. At the age of 18 he had already started following his dream of creating a cigar brand of international fame. The first cigars made where to Double Figurado format and christened La Aurora. Over many years the brand expanded and eventually encompassed banking and production. eventualy the Cigar brand was to go it alone again and eventually was to resurface as it is today one of the largest and most revered tobacco brands on earth.