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Quick Smoke: 601 Green Oscuro Tronco

28 Jan 2018

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.”

When the 601 Green was first introduced in 2007, it was made by José “Pepín” García for United Tobacco and distributed by Miami cigars. All those details, plus the packaging, have changed since then, some more than once. Today, the Nicaraguan puro is made at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory. The full-bodied smoke features heavy earth, coffee, and pepper spice. It’s a well-made cigar that, as with the original 2007 release, will appeal to fans of full-bodied Nicaraguan smokes. That said, at least based on my memory of the Pepin-made 601, this lacks some of the complexity and intensity that made the original one of my favorite cigars at the time.

Verdict = Hold.

Patrick S

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: 601 Green Oscuro Tronco”

  1. Dan H Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:10 am #

    I was a huge fan of the 601 blends when they first came out. Really, they were the first Pepin-made cigars that I loved. Haven’t had a green label in a long time, but I remember them being among the strong, fullest-bodied cigars I’d tried. It was nice to see the Red get some recognition on CA’s top 25 list. Haven’t had that one in a long time, either, but it was always my favorite.