VegaFina Nicaragua Coming This Month

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Altadis USA has announced a new addition to its growing VegaFina brand, the VegaFina Nicaragua, which will be hitting store shelves this month.

VegaFina Nicaragua Single Cigar

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The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro, using a Nicaraguan Habana 2000 wrapper from Jalapa, a seco leaf from Jalapa for the wrapper, and a filler blend of ligero and seco from Jalapa with viso from Estelí. The company says it’s a medium to full bodied flavor profile with woody and spicy notes the most prevalent.

VegaFina Nicaragua Box Open

The new line is being released in three sizes: a 5 3/4 x 42 corona ($5.50), 5 x 50 robusto ($6) and 6 x 52 gran toro ($6.25). Each size comes in 25-count boxes and are being made at Altadis’s Tabacalera de García in the Dominican Republic. Shipping is slated to begin around the middle of the month.

VegaFina Nicaragua Box Close

It’s the latest in a string of new releases this year that have featured the Central American country in the name, as General Cigar Co. released COHIBA Nicaragua, while the KUUTS Nicaragua, 1502 Nicaragua, and 2013’s Davidoff Nicaragua can all be found on store shelves. Altadis has also featured Nicaraguan tobacco in several other lines, including this year’s Espada by Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta RyJ and the Juan Lopez line, which is a Nicaraguan puro.

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