Ortega Cigars launched their web-site and it has provided a first glimpse into what the company is launching. While there are still more details to come, it is clear that the company has plans for a busy 2012.
Ortega Cigars is named for its founder – Eddie Ortega. Ortega is most famous for being a founder of EO Brands and most notably, the 601 Series that was launched from that company. It was from that venture where Ortega has become a popular figure in the cigar industry.
We do know that Ortega Cigars is planning three cigars for 2012. Some preliminary information has been posted on the web-site. Here is what we know at this time:
There are three cigars lines mentioned, but there are four wrappers also mentioned that will make up the cigars.. There is no information on what that means at this time. The four wrappers advertised are: San Andres Mexican Maduro, Ecuadorian Habano, Connecticut Broadleaf, and Connecticut Natural.
Information on the three lines of cigars are included below. According to Ortega Cigars, the plan is for the lines to begin rolling out in the first quarter of 2012.
Ortega Serie “D”
Before today, some people might have heard some buzz about this line. The web-site showcases a picture of this cigar, it list the blend and the sizes. This blend is being targeted for authorized brick and mortar retailers only. The cigar is made in Nicaragua at the My Father Cigar factory.
Wrapper: San Andres Mexican Maduro
Binder: Esteli, Nicaraguan
Filler Esteli/Jalapa Nicaraguan (Viso and Ligero)
No. 6: 4 1/2 x 48
No. 7: 5 x 46
No. 12: 5 x 52
No. 8: 5 1/2 x 50
No. 10: 6 x 52
No blend information has been disclosed on this cigar. It is mentioned that this cigar will be available on Ortega Cigars online store only with 50% of the profits going to charitable institutions that help the troops. The sizes to be made available are listed below.
M1: 5 x 50
M2: 6 1/2 x 50
M3: 7 x 52
No blend or size information has been posted at this time. This was listed on the web-site and there has been no further information made available at this time.
The web-site also appears to be a place where Ortega Cigars clothing and accessories can be purchased as well. There also appears plans for a rewards system to be implemented as well. Stay tuned for further updates.
For further information, visit www.ortegacigars.com
One thing I can tell you for certain : The Serie D is a fabulous cigar