Alexanders Cigar Merchants
Under the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 it is illegal to:
  • Sell tobacco products to a person under 18; and
  • Purchase a tobacco product for use by a person under 18.
Product prices include all taxes.

Vegueros Cigars

Veugero Cigar Origins

The current version of the Vegueros brand was only introduced after a complete rebrand in 1997, but the brand itself dates back to 1961. The brand was born out of the Francisco Donatien Factory, which was originally a prison, then a hospital, and finally, a cigar factory. In 1961, the factory began to create cigars for national consumption, supplying cigars to national banquets and other public affairs where these cigars became popularly known as “Vegueros”, named after the people who tend to tobacco fields.

In 1997, Habanas S.A. began to export Vegueros for worldwide distribution, and the Fransico Donatien Factory was one of the first cigar factories to allow tourists in Cuba. As a tribute to tobacco farmers in Pinar del Rio who play an integral role within the industry, Vegueros are known as cigars made for the people, by the people.

Taste of Vegueros Cigars

While not often considered a luxury choice within the Cuban world, Vegueros cigars are highly respected and appreciated by cigar aficionados. In fact, this is not a brand that most amateurs are aware of. They are still Cuban cigars and crafted with the same care and expertise that Cubans are known for, using premium quality tobacco from Vuelta Abajo.

All Habanos of the brand are made totalmente a mano contripa larga — totally handmade with long filler tobacco. As a cigar that was developed for Cuban locals and not the international market, Vegueros cigars have a distinctively mellow and herbaceous flavour. They range from medium to full strength with a profile that is accessible and modern, making it a great choice for beginners.

Current Vegueros Vitolas

After more than 15 years in existence, Habanos S.A. completely revamped the brand to include three vitolas: Tapados, Entretiempos and Mañanitas. This came with a new look, new blend, new sizes and prices that make these authentic Cubans affordable and accessible. The Mañanitas is 4 inches by 46 ring gauge, Tapados is 4 3/4 inches by 46 ring, and Entretiempos is 4 3/8 by 52.

The Vegueros Entretiempos has garnered positive reviews, along with a 90 point rating from Cigar Aficionado. Like other Vegueros cigars, this vitola has a hearty and rich body, with deep notes of earth and spice that will not leave you disappointed.

Purchase Vegueros Cigars in Australia

As a less well-known Cuban brand, Vegueros cigars can be difficult to locate throughout the world. You can purchase the Vegueros Entretiempos, Manananitas and Tapados from our store in Melbourne or to be delivered to you in Australia. We carry Vegueros cigars in singles and packs of 5 to 16, ranging from $32 AUD to $55 AUD per single cigar. If you would like any assistance with shopping for cigars, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly or visit our store.

 

Alexanders Cigar Merchants
Under the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 it is illegal to:
  • Sell tobacco products to a person under 18; and
  • Purchase a tobacco product for use by a person under 18.
Product prices include all taxes.

Alexanders Cigar Merchants
517 Toorak Road
Toorak VIC 3142 Australia

Trading Hours
Monday to Friday - 10.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday - 10.00am to 5.00pm

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