Status Vegueros is a post-revolution Habanos SA brand. It was established in 1997. All vitolas in the range were discontinued in 2012, and the brand was relaunched with all new cigars with updated branding in 2013. It is classified as a Volume Portfolio brand at a lower price than other brands.
Generally The range comprises tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region. The cigars are a full strength blend.
Standard Band A 1997 to 2012 -- Discontinued Not embossed
Special band (almost identical to band A, but deeper shading of the lower stem within the V).
Numbered humidor of 25 cigars (200 produced).
A 2002 release. 2002-01-01Limited distribution (a special commission).
Reportedly, these cigars were produced for the 135th Anniversary Humidors, and then swapped for a different cigar at the last minute. The Belicosos Extra which had already been produced were sold as this release.
A 2003 release. 2003-01-01A private commission by Caracol SA of Cuba.
Commemorates the 135th Anniversary of the establishment of the City of Pinar del Rio, known as the "Capital of Cuban Tobacco". Signed by five leading cultivators.
The "Vegueron" cigar in this humidor is called the "Cepo" by many sources. Reportedly, this humidor was originally intended to hold Belicosos Extra cigars, however, this was changed at the last minute at the request of Caracol SA, who commissioned the humidors. Prominentes sized cigars were rolled, and then cut down to fit the space in the humidor, creating a unique factory size. The cigar has no official name, however was reffered to as "Vegueron" ("Big Vegueros") internally by the factory. "Cepo" would appear to be a misreading of text referring to the ring gauge.
Brown135th Aniversario Humidor release of Cuban cigars.