Eddie Ortega appeared on CigarChat Thursday evening, and during his time confirmed that he is reserving a fairly significant number of Wild Bunch cigars to create an end-of-year sampler that will feature one of each of the twelve cigars. He estimated the number to be about 700 cigars.
Ortega also mentioned that he will not have the Wild Bunch on display at the upcoming IPCPR trade show, saying he can’t take on any more retailers for the project.
The Ortega Wild Bunch project was first mentioned back in July 2012 under the name the Ortega Dirty Dozen. The project name was changed in the months leading up to its debut and is comprised of twelve cigars named for people that Ortega has met during his career in the industry. Each release is limited to 500 boxes of 20 cigars, for a total run of 10,000 cigars.