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Quick Smoke: EO 601 Serie “Blue” Toro

9 May 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


It has been awhile since I smoked this maduro made by Don Pepin Garcia for EO Brands. Earlier this year, the six inch by 50 ring gauge Toro was named the number six cigar of 2009 by Cigar Aficionado. While I may question some of the cigars on that list, there is no doubt that this smoke is a gem. It is a well-balanced, medium- to full-bodied smoke with an abundance of earth, coffee, and cocoa. Add in excellent combustion qualities, and I can heartily recommend the $8 Toro.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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4 Responses to “Quick Smoke: EO 601 Serie “Blue” Toro”

  1. Eddie ortega Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    Nice review…glad you enjoy them.

    My favorite of the 601 line.


  2. Joel Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    I think I need to try one of these again. I have only smoked one and it made me feel a little light headed. I like all the other 601s, including the Oscuro, so maybe that one sample was just abnormally strong.

  3. Mark S. Monday, May 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    This is one of the best and most consistent maduro cigars at any price. Eddie is also one of the best guys you would ever want to meet.

  4. Grant C Monday, May 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    I am a huge fan of EO cigar and Pepin, and this is my favorite produced by the company. Everytime, I tend to notice a flavor or blending of flavors that I overlooked in the past.