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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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