Late last year Tabacalera SLU released the fifth installment of its annual VegaFina Chinese Zodiac, the VegaFina Year of the Tiger. Previously these releases were only made available outside the U.S. market, but at Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2022, Altadis USA showcased the VegaFina Year of the Tiger. It’s the first of the VegaFina Chinese Zodiac releases going to the U.S.
The VegaFina Year of the Tiger for the U.S. market measures 52 x 156 mm (or 52 x 6 1/8). This is slightly shorter than the non-U.S. version which measured 52 x 168 mm (52 x 6 5/8). The blend is the same, featuring an Ecuadorian wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and a combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler. The cigars are presented in 16-count boxes.
Shipping for the VegaFina Year of the Tiger is expected to commence in early February.
The following are the previous versions of the VegaFina Chinese New Year series:
At a glance, here is a look at the VegaFina Year of the Tiger.
Blend and Origin
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera de Garcia
U.S.: 52 x 156 mm (or 52 x 6 1/8)
Non U.S.: 52 x 168 mm (52 x 6 5/8)
Photo Credit: Cigar Coop (non-U.S. version of VegaFina Year of the Tiger)