Eddie Ortega, president of Ortega Premium Cigars was a guest on the February 2nd, 2013 edition of Kiss My Ash Radio. On the program, he announced a plan of the Cubao line to be launched around the time of 2013 IPCPR Trade Show.
Cubao, was a brand that was a part of EO Brands. The line was introduced back in 2008. When Ortega and his partner Erik Espinosa dissolved their partnership, Ortega retained the rights to the Cubao line.
Ortega mentioned that the natural wrapper blend would be the blend that would be returning. As for the maduro blend, Ortega said it would be the natural blend that would be re-launched at this time. The cigars will be the same blend with the ring gauge “almost identical”. The packaging will change from the original – including the fact that now the Cubao will be offered in ten count boxes.
In the segment, Ortega also indicated he planned at some point to re-launch the REO and Vibe lines as bundle offerings.
The following is the blend profile for the original Cubao Natural:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Specific vitolas for the re-launch of the Cubao line were not disclosed at this time.