Eddie Ortega, president of Ortega Premium Cigars was a special guest on today’s February 2, 2013 edition of KissMyAsh Radio. Featured during the “Meet Your Maker” segment, Ortega shared the following news: Cubao will be re-released under the Ortega brand in 2013.
As many of you know, Cubao is a line that was made popular under Ortega’s previous company EO Brands. (a company Ortega shared with co-owner Erik Espinosa) After dissolving the EO brand, Ortega retained rights to the Cubao name.
A Nicaraguan cigar blended by Don Jose Pepin Garcia, Cubao was initially released as two different offerings – Sumatra and Maduro.
Ortega announced it would be the Sumatran Cubao that is re-released and expects it to be ready in time for the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in July.
Here’s a breakdown of the initial Cubao Sumatra:
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian-grown Sumatra Oscuro
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Cuban-seed Nicaraguan
- No.1 – 7 x 49 Churchill
- No.2 – 6 x 52 Torpedo
- No.3 – 7.5 x 38 Lancero
- No.5 – 6 x 50 Toro
- No.6 – 5.5 x 52 Robusto
DISCLAIMER: Ortega made no mention about shapes or sizes available for this re-release.