Vegas de Santiago

Vegas de Santiago

Vegas de Santiago: quality begins in the field

For over 100 years, farmers in the region of Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica have grown the tobacco for Vegas de Santiago cigars in the central foothills of the land.  The soil is rich and fertile thanks to the surrounding volcanoes, and cultivation extends to a height of 1,100 metres. In the plantations, all the steps in the cultivation process are performed by hand and according to the traditions of the Huetar Indians, who used to consider tobacco a sacred plant. One of the most important factors in ensuring the quality of a good cigar is in the way the tobacco is harvested, dried and fermented. Several years ago, Don Luis Santana Lamas joined the company. Formerly head of production for H.Upmann, he brought with him his know-how as a great Cuban master in the art of tobacco cultivation and manufacturing. Until his last breath, he shared his experience, gained over a lifetime of passionate devotion to the world of cigars, with the entire staff of Santiago Vegas.  His expertise enabled us to improve seed selection and the techniques used to cultivate and harvest tobacco leaves, to master the steps of drying and fermentation, and of course, to roll exceptional cigars. Today, Vegas de Santiago cigars consist of a filler, a binder, and a wrapper made from tobaccos especially selected for their quality. These tobaccos are produced either from the Vegas de Santiago Costa Rica plantations or from neighbouring countries such as Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru and the Dominican Republic. Once selected, the cigars are rolled entirely by hand. To obtain a perfect combustion, the cigars are stored in cedar wood cellars, perfectly air-conditioned, for at least three months. They are then shipped to the four corners of the world. Considering all stages of production, it therefore takes about four years to produce a Vegas de Santiago cigar.

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  • Vegas de Santiago D8 Robusto

    The great classic of the D8 range, the Robusto sports a flattering five-star, gold-leafed cigar ring. Unlit, the aromas are distinguished, they are firm to the touch and there are no hard points. Easy lighting enables almost immediate drawing of those first few puffs. These are full bodied and generous. The power is not overwhelming. The creamy flavours...

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    Vegas de Santiago D8 Robusto

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    CHF 154.00
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  • Vegas de Santiago D8 Emperador

    This emperor is aptly named, as the diameter of 2.38 cm offers comfortable handling. The consistent wrapper shows no veins and is oily and smooth. The first puffs are extremely generous. Gentle and distinctive, the smoke lovingly caresses the palate. There is an overtone of leather, and vegetal notes reminiscent of the Robusto. Lighter on the first third...

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    Vegas de Santiago D8 Emperador

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    CHF 212.50
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  • Vegas de Santiago D8 Emperador Corto

    Short and stocky, the Corto takes a great deal from its big brother the Emperador. Although a good 5 cm shorter, it shares the same diameter. A pleasant surprise on lighting, the power asserts itself quickly, releasing more predominant earthy flavours than the Emperador. Light grey in colour, the compact ash remains attached to the cigar for quite a long...

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    Vegas de Santiago D8 Emperador Corto

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    CHF 168.00
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  • Vegas de Santiago D8 Robusto Imperial blend bicolor

    This beautiful two-tone wrapper really bestows a touch of the unique on this very classical format. The double helping of ligero confers an impressive power on this Robusto. Lighting is straightforward, the first puff aromas are roasted and spicy, and the cigar develops with reassuring linearity. Woodland tones are present, supported by notes of white...

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    Vegas de Santiago D8 Robusto Imperial blend bicolor

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    CHF 170.00
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  • Vegas de Santiago D8 Toro Imperial blend bicolor

    With this bi-colour range, Vegas de Santiago has quite simply created an extraordinary product. The wrapper covers a dense filler with the alternating colours of claro and maduro. The result is truly stunning. Like a tempting cake in a glass case, this Toro reaches out to us. The first puffs are powerful, the double helping of ligero really underscores...

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    Vegas de Santiago D8 Toro Imperial blend bicolor

    Box of 20 cigars or per unit

    CHF 199.00