EO Brands

Weekly News (July 16, 2012)

Editor’s Note: A year ago Friday, July 20 to be more precise, Brooks and I sat down for dinner after the third day of IPCPR…

News: Espinosa & Ortega Split Up EO Brands

Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega are back in control of the 601, Cubao, Murcielago and more—but EO Brands is officially done. Two weeks after Rocky…

Weekly News (July 2, 2012)

Editor’s Note: Yesterday marked six months of halfwheel. Brooks and I still haven’t spoken at all about the relatively minor anniversary, but given each member…

News: Rocky Patel Ends Distribution of EO Brands

Rocky Patel has informed retailers that July 2 is the last day it will be distributing EO Brands. Patel took over distribution nearly two years…

Weekly News (February 6, 2012)

Editor’s Note: This one is pretty simple. There are some technical issues plaguing the site currently. We know of two somewhat major issues. First and…

601 Black Returns as West Coast Cigars’ Evil Clown

The 601 Black is back with a new name and a new location. West Coast Cigars of San Jose, CA is the store and Evil…

Press Release: Eddie Ortega Resigns From EO Brands

January 31, 2012 — Effective immediately, Eddie Ortega has stepped down as president of EOBrands Cigars. His former duties will be taken over by his…

EO Brands 929

United Tobacco/EO Brands have released a lot of cigars. The brand owned by Eddie Ortega and Erik Espinosa is most famous for its 601 and…

Weekly News (December 19, 2011)

Editor’s Note: Apologies for what is the second time in a year and half the news is late. It’s not a great news week as…

Changes in Cubao’s Distribution (Updated)

Rocky Patel confirmed that EO Brands’ Cubao line is now being sold exclusively through mail-in order retailer Thompson’s. There’s a slight caveat in that the…

IPCPR 2011: Rocky Patel

And the most buzzed about cigar on the trade show floor…? The Rocky Patel 50th. It’s a bit shocking even to me given what else…