Eddie Ortega of Ortega Cigars took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to announce a new event specific cigar that will come out at Fox Cigar Bar’s Foxtoberfest Cigar & Beer Festival on October 19 in Gilbert, Ariz.
The cigar is still in the very early stages of development, and Ortega made it clear that this will not be simply an extension of his Serie D and Cubao core lines. He said he wants to create fun projects made in collaboration with store owners, and hinted that this could be the first of several similar projects that will be released in the coming year. He stressed that he really wants to keep his core lines “in tact” and that projects such as this allow him to do that while giving stores and event unique offerings.
The packaging mock-up, in particular the band, shares a design aesthetic with Ortega’s Wild Bunch series, the 12-cigar collection that has been released monthly throughout 2013.
Ortega has not finalized the blend, price or production numbers, but expects to have a number of details firmed up in the coming week or two.