Contest Day #6 – Ortega Cigar Company (and Contest #5 winner)

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So this will be my last post here until next week. I leave you all in the loving hands of Daniel-son. He will be minding the last 3 days of the contest (good luck to you, young padawan). Anywho, before I get into today’s contest I wanted to again, thank each and every single one of you for all the support. You guys keep this site going, and give Daniel and I the motivation to write up these reviews. Your comments, feedback, and constant Canada-bashing are what make this site what it is. Again, thank you so much.

Anyways, enough with the mushy stuff. Up for grabs today are 3, yes 3 samplers from Eddie Ortega’s new venture, Ortega cigar company. Three lucky winners will each receive a sampler box containing 5 cigars, one of each size, of Eddie’s debut blend the Serie “D”.

Most of you know Eddie for his work alongside his former partner in crime, Erik Espinosa over at E.O. Brands. The two are responsible for some great blends such as the Cubao, the 601, and the Murcielago. Eddie recently parted ways with Erik in search of something new. Spawning from that, comes Ortega Cigar Company and their first release, the Serie “D”. For more information on Eddie and the Serie “D” you can read our review here, Follow Ortega Cigar Company on Facebook, Follow Eddie Ortega on Twitter, or check out Ortega Cigar Company’s site.

Now how do you win one of these bad boys?

Again, I am going to keep it simple for you guys. Has anyone who knows Eddie, or has ever seen pictures of this guy, not seen him smiling? I’m sure there are a few “serious” Eddies out there, but they are few and far between. Now let’s put a smile on his face. I would like you guys to put your thinking caps on again and reply to this post with what you think, the “D” in Serie “D” stands for. Make it funny, clever, mushy, whatever. Just don’t be mean. I will choose 3 random winners tomorrow that will receive one of these awesome samplers.

And now, to announce yesterday’s winner!

The Great Gary has chosen, but before I reveal his favorite “nut kick”, I’d like to pass out a few honorable mentions:

Paul Tyler: I would love Gary to give the entire cast of “Jersey Shore” a kick in the nuts…with the conclusion of season 5 last week, I am hoping a good swift kick by Gary to the nut sacks of all of them will prevent a season 6. Please Gary…stop this train wreck…put an end to their 15 minutes of fame! Now! Please! I know you can do it!

He had a few follow ups that basically took the words right out of my mouth:
Tadd Replied: Can I vote for Paul Tyler instead…. ? the fact he knows Jersey Shore has a 5th seasons…. deserves him a kick in the crotch….bwahahahahahahahaha
Paul Tyler Replied: Um, er, it is the guilty pleasure of the bartender at the curling club…it is on every Thursday night while I am there…she fills me in on the details…um, yeah, that’s it.
– Daniel Replied: Sure Paul, Sure… we believe you…. Lol

Luan N: I think gary should kick peyton manning in the nuts for taking all this time and playing with the minds of 4-5 different fan bases, and then getting tim tebow’s hopes of ever starting for a team again, for choosing the denver broncos. Hopefully manning’s nuts go up high enough into his neck so we can see how far along his procedure has come. – Just cause I like Tebow. I’m not a football fan, but how can you not like this guy?

And Josh: I have a last minute change for my Gary nut kick. My church burned down today and two 13 year old boys have been arrested for arson. Those two truly deserve a HUGE kick in the sack – I’d personally like to kick them in the nuts for you.

And the winner, carefully chosen by Gary himself:

abraxas828282! – I have heard that Gary is a vampire, I have heard that Gary is older than the hills, I have heard that Gary is Superman’s, Batman’s, and Luke Skywalkers real father. I have even heard that Gary is in fact the true Dos Equis guy! Therefore, I would like to see Gary do something truly amazing and kick himself in the nuts! – You make him sound so sexy. Email your name, phone, and address to “[email protected]” and we will get your winnings out to you!

Tony Casas is a 32 year old Creative Managing/Webdesigning/Craft Beer Drinking Cigar smoker from El Paso, Texas. When he isn't loving his wife he is either sleepy, hungry, or suffering from a headache.


  1. irratebass

    March 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

    The “D” Stands for daring, in a daring attempt to jump ship from a productive/profitable and respected company and to venture out on his own. I was very pleased when I heard the Mr. Ortega was going to go out on his own….being a fan of the 601, Murciealago and Cubano cigars I couldn’t wait to see what was coming on the horizon. Congrats to you for bring so DARING and thank you for the smokes.

  2. Todd

    March 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I think the “D” in Serie “D” should stand for “DEAL,” I have smoked these and they are delicious… dark… I guess you could use any of these words for the “D,” but this cigar is a tremedous value, so I would have to say “DEAL!” Smoke ’em if you got ’em, and if you don’t, go buy ’em! You’ll be happy you did!

  3. Troy Taormina

    March 20, 2012 at 8:25 am

    The ‘D’ stands for Danger, which is Eddie’s middle name.

  4. Paul Tyler

    March 20, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Getting an honorable mention in yesterday’s contest feels like a kick in the nuts! Always a bridesmaid, never a bride!

  5. Steve C

    March 20, 2012 at 8:29 am



  6. kekoa kai

    March 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Diabolically Delicious!

  7. Ron

    March 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

    “D” stands for Dastardly. Because one of these is exactly what Dastardly Dan would be smoking while he’s got Pearl Pureheart tied up on the railway tracks. (OK, I may be mixing pop-cultural references here, but you get the idea 😉

  8. ChrisM

    March 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    The “D” is for “DAMN… that’s a great cigar!”

  9. Kam P

    March 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

    The “D” stands for Delectable as in extremely beautiful and delicious!

  10. cjrio

    March 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Ortega Serie Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhaupt

  11. Victor

    March 20, 2012 at 9:36 am

    The D stands for “Dirk Diggler” The MONSTER of cigars.

  12. Andy G.

    March 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

    “D” stands for Dynamic. The flavors of this cigar are in consent change, Dynamic !

  13. czerbe

    March 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I think the “D” stands for itself. D. It couldn’t be Series A since an A cigar is already a Size. It couldn’t be a B. Be is… well B its second place its not an A. C would just be ridiculous who the hell wants to smoke a C (except maybe Dan.) But “D”… its a Stopping Point… Hard and Firm, stands up for itself… a Mans cigar if you will…..


  14. WillyStyl

    March 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Delicioso, which they most definitely are!

  15. Jeff

    March 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

    ‘D’ for Dawn.

    As in, Dawn of a new company, new line, new experience and a new journey.

  16. DB

    March 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Dude, it’s clear that the D in the Series D cigars means Defenestrate. As in if I don’t get a break from this winter weather and smoke a good Ortega cigar outside on my patio, I’m gonna defenestrate someone right out my office window!

  17. MCC Barry

    March 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    When Eddie went to Rocky Patel he secretly wed Nimish Desai, but the world of cigars would react much like Judas Priest when they found out Rob Halford was gay. So since he can’t change his last name to Eddie Desai he put the D on the band to announce his love for the man he wed.

    For the record, I don’t want to win since Eddie has gifted me with many of these since I got to Florida, but I had to throw my hat into the ring 🙂

    • Tony Casas

      March 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

      BWAHAHAHA! You’re lucky too cause I would pick this one..

      • MCC Barry

        March 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

        Im ok with an honorable mention 🙂

        • Tony Casas

          March 20, 2012 at 10:56 am

          That’s exactly what you are going to get!

  18. Mcangeli

    March 20, 2012 at 11:16 am


    Cause Eddie’s work is Dynamite!

  19. DavefromPhilly

    March 20, 2012 at 11:20 am

    D stands for David. Eddie knew i’ve been buying Murcielago’s, 601 Blues and Reds in mass quantities so he wanted to dedicate his first solo cigar to me.

    If i were to make something up I’d say the D stands for Dainty, because Eddie lures in his enemies with trickery by using that Dainty smile of an Angel, only to suprise them with karate chops to the Adam’s Apple. But I can’t make something up when i know the truth. And the truth is that he dedicated his cigar to me.

    Thanks Eddie, it means alot.

  20. jjo

    March 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

    D stands for “Dammit, I want one!”, because I can’t get them here.

  21. TylerLimbrick

    March 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Ortega Serie Diggity Damn Dank Delicious Dude!

  22. @nwbonick

    March 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I’m thinking “Debut”, but that seems too easy and boring.

    I’m going with deuce. Can anyone guess when he thought up the name…..?

  23. Martin Ibarra

    March 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    The D should stand for the Double Dose of Dang you’ll get with each Draw !

  24. Peter Opper

    March 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    D is for da as in da cigar.

  25. Dustin

    March 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    All valiant efforts, but the “D” stands for “The Dopest and Dankest Cigars Dedicated to you Dudes!” Since Eddie is like the Robin Hood of the cigar industry he wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂

  26. Clvn H

    March 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Hopefully the ‘D’ stands for Delightful when you are smoking them

  27. GICIGR

    March 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    “D” is for Dessert because that’s how sweet it’s going to taste with that San Andreas Maduro

  28. Josh

    March 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    The D has to stand for cup size. Next up would be DD. I look forward to that.

  29. Michael Constantine

    March 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    D stands for Heavy D. Eddie is a closet Heavy D fan and this cigar is a tribute to the deceased big fella. FACT

  30. abraxas828282

    March 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you for the contest guys. Keepup the great work!

  31. Jake

    March 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    No reason. Well, I’m sure if I actually tried I could think of one. But, I’m tired, so no go.
    [waves @ Barry]

  32. Elizabeth V

    March 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    D is for deliciously distinctive

  33. eddie

    March 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    You guys have the absolute greatest feedback as to the letter “D”…:-). Appreciate all the great comments, very glad to know you enjoy the products I’ve been fortunate enough to be associated with.


    Eddie Ortega

  34. @revjava

    March 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    A little known fact is that Mr Ortega is big fan of Dunkin Donuts with his Cigars, so the “D” is actually a reference to Donna~ who is the woman that makes his Coffee at the Dunkin Donuts on 100 Weston Road in Weston, Flordia…
    There was also a struggle with the printing of the “D” as it should have be DD or D Squared, but he didn’t want to confuse anyone with what he was Perfecting, Making and Selling. Thanks so much to Mr Ortega..

  35. Kory Leighty

    March 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The “D” stands for Damn Good, Damn Strong, and best Damn stogie out right now!

  36. Ian Y

    March 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    In the legendary casasfumando world, there are four series of bombs. Ranging from weak to pretty damn explosive are Series A, Series B, Series C, and last but not least Series D. Knowing this fact of course, Eddie Ortega is paying his homage but naming this the Serie D, representing the explosive awesomeness of the Series D bomb. As we all like to say…”It’s DA BOMB”. And this is exactly what this type of cigar would do one you take a puff!

  37. tx_tuff

    March 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Eddie pick D becsuse it was the letter of the day, and his favorite flowers is a Daisy.

    But the truth is its to hard to come up with a new name that hasnt been used in the cigar world. I will let him slack on the name since he works so hard on the cigars!

  38. Steve Boshkov

    March 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Guys who smile ALL the time must be “dotty.” Further guys (including me, of course) who smoke weed must also be dotty. So it’s dotty on two counts–at least.

  39. Jay

    March 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    The D stands for Dingle-Berry. Cuz when you taste how good these cigars are you’ll crap your pants. hahaha ok little crude but still pretty funny.

    All the best,

  40. Dan Gumm (@DanGumm)

    March 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Well I have smoked a few of these tasty gems and talk to Eddie once in while so I think the “D” stands for DELICIOUS!! Which they most defiantly are!

  41. Francois Lavoie

    March 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    D for defining moment.

  42. Dbell

    March 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    D is for Deciduous which is the type of leafy forest Eddie’s childhood treehouse is in.

  43. Paul

    March 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    It’s for livin the ‘D’ ream. Eddie’s doing it,I’m doing it, and if you aren’t you are doing it wrong.

  44. Ben

    March 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    The “D” symbolizes Daniel, EO’s oldest son. The next big release will be the Serie K, representing his other son Kristian, which, oddly enough, brings to the table a flavor profile strikingly similar to that fabled Kellogg’s cereal. The correlation, as Coco Puffs are Daniel’s favorite cereal, it seems natural that the dark and chocolately cigar would be labled the Serie D, and the rumored (as of now) Serie K has a much lighter, bran-ny looking wrapper, and weirdly enough, pairs well with strawberries…

  45. Scott Hosey

    March 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    The “D” stands for the size of the boobs any man would love bouncing over his head every night he got into bed!

  46. DJM

    March 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Its for Double Down. It’s Eddie’s second go-round, but we all know that it’ll be so good that it’s a lock to win…all in!

  47. Marcus (Sticks)

    March 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Dasterdly-double-deliciousness! Plain and simply speaking they look damned irresistible. Fantastic stick Eddie!

  48. david lewis

    March 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Simply put “d” stands for “D” best

  49. Gregg

    March 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    D stands for…D. Hey maybe Serie A,B,C were dog rockets!

    Doubtful though!

  50. James Lay

    March 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    This is easy. D stands for debonair. Cause Eddie and his cigars are smooooooooooooth…….

  51. Ken Hagins

    March 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    The “D” is short for “Devilish”. That devilish smile Eddie always has, alluded to in the intro for this contest.

  52. Paul Tyler

    March 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The D stands for Dos…because after smoking one, you are clearly going to want another…just like Lays potato chips, I bet you can’t smoke just one! There…even gave you a new tag line for your marketing efforts…free of charge…you’re welcome! Keep up the fine work!

  53. Jeff Ward

    March 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    D is for reee “D”onk ulously good!

  54. Paul

    March 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Those need a new home…Yum!.

  55. Swede214

    March 20, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    The word that comes to mind for ”D” would be Delicious.

  56. david pyle

    March 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    D would be for “dee ya wanna smuke these ar wha?” In the native Scottish tongue, failure to then smoke the cigars immediately with a toothless grin would usually result in severe head trauma….

  57. Mike.Casey

    March 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I’m just spitballing here, but I think Serie D stands for…

    Doctoral Dissertation on the Development of the Distinctly Daunting Dogma of this Desirably Different and Decidedly Delicious smoke….

    Or something similar, It’s hard to say.

  58. eunoia

    March 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    The “D” probably stands for “décolleté” because boobs.

  59. Luan N

    March 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    The D probably stands for desayuno, because there is no better way to kick off your day than with a cigar for breakfast.

  60. Neil

    March 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    D stand for desire that is expressed in the conjunction of the word would, As in, I’D like to smoke one I’m sure you’D like one too.

  61. Brenda Lacourciere

    March 21, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I think the D stands for distinctive which is what these awesome cigars really are!

  62. TriMarkC

    March 21, 2012 at 4:46 am

    I think the D stands for Doble Delicioso … with all those chocolate and espresso flavors, its double delicious!

  63. JScott

    March 21, 2012 at 7:14 am

    The “D” stands for “DON’T” smoke anyone else’s cigars!

  64. Smoke D

    March 21, 2012 at 9:34 am

    “D” is for “Dis stick is so good!” in Eddie’s voice.

    • Smoke D

      March 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Ignore this one 🙂 silly phone posted twice. My bad.

  65. Smoke D

    March 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

    The “D” in Serie D is because it’s how Eddie says it… “Dis stick is so good!”

  66. Brlesq

    March 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

    the “D” stands for “Damn! That’s a great cigar!”

  67. Romeo Lombardi

    March 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

    the “d: stands for Danm good cigar

  68. Paul

    March 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    ‘D’ for Draconian

  69. Packerjh

    March 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I think the D stands for DAYUMM! As in DAYUMM them there ceegars look good! I sure hopes I wins me summa dem DAYUMM fine stogies!

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