Cigar News: Ortega Sets Stage for Cubao Re-Release

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
  • Sizes:
    • 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.

5 thoughts on “Cigar News: Ortega Sets Stage for Cubao Re-Release

  1. Hi Kim. The original Cubao sort of flew under the radar but was a rock-solid cigar. If you find the original sitting on the shelf – definitely give it a try. Cheers!

  2. EXCELLENT news!! I loved the original release. I always thought it was the most underrated cigar when it came out.

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