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Quick Smoke: 601 Serie “Green” Tronco

21 Jul 2013

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.”


The 601 Green was once a favorite of mine, but as the cigar changed distributors, labels, and owners I smoked fewer and fewer of them. It became a victim of out of sight, out of mind. Now it’s owned by Erik Espinosa, who makes the cigars at his La Zona factory (it was originally made by Don Pepin Garcia). At the show I was given one of the Troncos (5 x 52) and it reminded me why this was one of the fullest flavored cigars around when it came out. It’s still full-bodied (charred, earthy, and roasted) though less peppery than I remember. Even though it may have changed slightly over the years, this is still a tasty cigar. Next time I won’t wait so long before smoking another.

Verdict = Buy.

-Patrick S

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