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Espinosa Cigars to Relaunch Murcielago at IPCPR (Update)

Espinosa Cigars has announced plans to bring back the Murcielago brand, which traces its history back to 2009 and United Tobacco/EO Brands, the company owned…

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 (March 12, 2012)

Editor’s Note: March is in full swing. As has been mentioned a few times here before, this should be no surprise. In halfwheel news, we…

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…

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…

Review: Cubao No. 3

EO Brands is one of the quieter companies in the industry. Cubao? Perhaps the quietest brand. 601 takes most of the attention, and those that…

Review: 601 La Bomba Nuclear (Prerelease)

Today we will be taking a look at a new cigar from the EO Brands team Eddie Ortega and Erik Espinosa, the 601 La Bomba!…

New Bands for 601 (Again)

Eddie Ortega has promised new 601 bands for a while, and here they are. Earlier today, Patrick Vivalo of Rocky Patel, the company who has…

Weekly News (January 17, 2011)

StogieReview decided that it would become the place to break all news regarding cigar shops closing up. First, Walt White informed us that Demuth Tobacco…