Uh-oh. In 2005, United Tobacco, i.e. the parent of the former EO Brands, the company headed by Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega, released the Series X, a Nicaraguan puro made by Oliva. Four sizes (Boomer (5 x 54/$5.80), Celebrity (7 x 52/$6.10), Chairman (6 x 60/$6.45) & Tabu (5 1/2 x 54/$5.95)) were made and sold for a very short amount of time. Turns out, Arturo Fuente took issue with the X and after a short legal dispute, the brand was pulled and placed into the folklore of cigars. Here’s your chance at the Celebrity.

The Contest Day 8  Series X

The Facebook post is here.
(That’s where/how you enter the contest.) 

For full information about (The) Contest: 25 Days of halfwheel, click here.




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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 handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.