Eddie Ortega confirmed to halfwheel that the Ortega Mini Natural has ceased production. In March, he indicated that he was considering dropping the line because he felt it competed too much with the Mini Habano, which has sold better.

There are still some Mini Naturals in stock, but the Ecuadorian Connecticut  4 x 38 is no longer being produced. Unlike the Maduro and Habano versions, the Natural was never offered in the 30-count boxes.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.