Altadis U.S.A. has introduced a new VegaFina cigar to celebrate 20+ years of the brand: VegaFina VF 1998. The cigar celebrates the brand’s path from La Romana, Dominican Republic at the famed Tabacalera De Garcia the global brand it is today. The VegaFina brand focuses on impeccable construction at a great price point and is one of the best-selling cigar brands in Europe.
VegaFina VF 199 is blended by Grupo De Maestros, the group of cigar legends behind many Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo and H. Upmann cigars. “It is an exciting time for the VegaFina brand, says Jennifer True, AUSA’s senior brand manager. “We know the VF 1998 will resonate with adult consumers looking for a great looking signature smoke that is both high-quality and competitively priced.”
“In a way, we have been working on this cigar for over 20 years,” explains Pedro Ventura, a member of the Grupo De Maestro for Tabacalera USA. “Since the brand’s inception shortly before the turn of the century, we have taken our learnings from various blends to develop a cigar with just the right characteristics for the VF 1998. We are very proud of the result.”
The blend for VF 1998 contains tobaccos from proprietary tobacco fields in five regions: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Colombia, Indonesia and Ecuador. Each leaf is said to have been aged 4 years. The wrapper is a Habana Ecuador, binder a Java Indonedia, and fillers from Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Colombia. It comes in 10-count boxes and in sizesL VF 50 50 x 4 ½; VF 52 52 x 5 ¼; and VF 54 54 x 6 1/8. The cigars cost between $8.60 – $9.60. These will initially only be available to retailers on Altadis U.S.A’s Connect 360° trade program and Casa De Montecristo retail stores. The cigars will go on sale September 2020.