Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A. Introduces VegaFina VF 1998 has introduced a new cigar to celebrate 20+ years of the brand: . 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 brand focuses on impeccable construction at a great price point and is one of the best-selling cigar brands in Europe.

Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A. Introduces VegaFina VF 1998 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 brand, says Jennifer True, AUSA’s senior brand manager. “We know the will resonate with adult consumers looking for a great looking signature smoke that is both high-quality and competitively priced.”

Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A. Introduces VegaFina VF 1998“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 . We are very proud of the result.”

The blend for 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.