Around the beginning of this year, Eddie Ortega announced the formation of his own cigar company after several years under the "EO Brands" banner. His initial release was the Serie D featuring a Mexican Maduro wrapper and made by the folks at My Father Cigars. This was followed soon after by a Natural version and there are a couple more new releases in the works.
In the meantime, his partnership in EO Brands has been dissolved and the cigars sold under that label split up. Eddie is said to be taking the Cubao, REO and Vibe brand names (read the whole story at halfwheel).
Eddie Ortega himself will be "in the house" for the Tweet-Up this year, so this will be a perfect time to meet him and get to talk with him about cigars.
Both Keith and I have looked at the Serie D Maduro. Since the Cubao name will still be associated with Ortega, I'm including reviews of those products in the following list, too: