VegaFina Year of the Rat Released

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For the third consecutive year, VegaFina will release a cigar celebrating Chinese New Year and the zodiac calendar.

The newest cigar is the VegaFina Year of the Rat 2020, a 5 9/10 (150mm) x 52 toro that uses a habano 2000 wrapper over a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. On top is a pigtail style cap that the brand is calling a “rat tail.”

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As with most VegaFina cigars, it will not be sold in the U.S.

Production is limited to 4,100 boxes of 16 cigars, 1,500 of which will go to Spain. Pricing in Spain is €8 ($8.87) per cigar.

As with most cigars celebrating Chinese New Year, it prominently features red and gold. In Chinese culture, red symbolizes good fortune and joy; while yellow or gold symbolizes wealth. In addition, the cigars come packaged in boxes of 16 split into two rows of eight, which is a lucky number in Chinese culture.

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