Ortega Serie D. No .6 – CONTEST – Win a Ortega Serie D sampler!

Eddie Ortega was part of the duo of EO Brands that make the 601, Murcielago and Cubao cigar lines with partner Erik Espinosa. Late last year, Eddie left EO Brands to create his own cigar company with his first cigar line being the Serie D. Featuring a dark Mexican maduro wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and […]


601 Maduro

Months ago I planned on reviewing both the 601 Blue and Black but, like lot’s of things, I quickly forgot. So when Brian posted his review of the 601 Oscuro a few weeks ago it reminded me that I had planned on reviewing this stick. The 601 comes to us courtesy of Eddie Ortega and […]


Quick Smoke: 601 Green Oscuro Corona

I am back with a quasi quick smoke. Although this is a bit longer than the 45 min lunch time smoke I enjoy, this is a good 55 minutes to an hour of smoking time that is perfect for when you don’t have that 1.5 hours of down time to enjoy a Toro or larger. […]


Cubao No. 3

I’m back with another Lancero this week. Today we have EO Brand’s Cubao No. 3, which weighs in at 7.5” x 38. This blend is the brainchild of Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega with the help of Don Pepin Garcia. According to EO/United Tobacco’s website the Cubao is manufactured in Estelí, Nicaragua and is comprised […]


601 Oscuro

The 601 Oscuro is one of four blends from EO Brands 601 series. This 601 Oscuro is a Nicaraguan puro blended by Don Pepin Garcia in Esteli, Nicaragua. This cigar features a Nicaraguan grown Habano Oscuro wrapper. There is still time to enter our May Contest.  Please give us your best or worst cigar joke, for […]


United Tobacco 601 Red Rabito

The United Tobacco (EO Brands) 601 line is produced in Esteli, Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia, with 4 wrapper choices.  The 601 Red is wrapped with a Nicaraguan Habano Natural leaf and is available in 7 sizes: Chruchill, Rabito, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo, Trabuco and Guapito.