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601 Blue Label Maduro

Battles: 573

Wins: 55%

Score: 75

601 Blue Label Maduro

601 is a top-selling brand for Espinosa Premium Cigars, and the 601 Blue Label Maduro just may be the most popular in the collection (also including 601 Red, 601 Green, and 601 La Bomba, among other limited versions).

The brand was launched in 2007 by Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega's (now defunct) EO Brands. The cigars have since changed hands many times over the years, including a stint with Rocky Patel (where the company acquired 50% of the brand). The cigars have also moved from various factories, including My Father Cigars, La Zona, and now San Lotano—where Erik Espinosa has partnered with A.J. Fernández to produce his best-selling lines, freeing up space for his own La Zona factory in Estelí.

There are two factors that haven't changed since 601 Blue Label's inception—Erik Espinosa's involvement, and the cigar's nonstop consistency of sweet/gritty flavors that the maduro fanatic craves.


cigar Breakdown

Broadleaf, USA

Wrapper

Maduro

Shade

Nicaragua

Binder

Nicaragua

Filler tobacco countries

Espinosa Premium Cigars

Company

San Lotano

Factory

Regular

Production

2007

Release year

$ 8.00 - $ 8.95

Price

strength8/10
body8/10
flavor9/10

Core flavors

EarthCoffeeOakBlack PepperDark FruitDark CacaoPerique Pipe TobaccoPrunes