Ordered a 601 Serie sampler from CI yesterday that included the following
601 Serie 5-Star Sampler Includes:
1 - 601 Red Robusto (5" x 50)
1 - 601 Blue Robusto (5" x 50)
1 - 601 Green Robusto (5" x 50)
1 - 601 Brown Robusto (5" x 50)
1 - 601 Black Robusto (5" x 50)
I know red blue and green have been around as long as I have known 601. The Black I thought was discontinued several years ago and the Brown I have never heard of. A google search on 601 brown yielded virtually nothing. The maker Espinosa cigar website has been "coming soon" for ages so nothing can be found there.
Anybody know anything about the reintro of the Black and the new Brown
I picked up a box of 601 Black cigars a few years ago after they were discontinued. It was a sweet connecticut wrapper I recall. The Red Green and Blue all have a place in my heart depending on what I am feeling any particular day.. But all 601 serie are more stellar after aging. I got 2x 40 count boxes of green coronas every cello was yellow.. Best damn coronas I ever had! If the brown is not that FSS "brass monkey," never heard of it. The construction on them is piss poor. Got a gold band on the foot, no cigar band. Only 601 that ever pissed me off even though it was a free bonus LOL!
In response to smokin surfer, i have smoked many brass monkey's including last night and the construction has been no issue. Maybe you just got a bad batch.
I actually spoke to Erik Espinosa and he informed that the Brown label is new and was done in response to an FDA issue that he lost me on the explanation. After aging a little while I will post a review in the near future.
By the way the Laranja Reserve is the best cigar IMHO that Espinosa makes.
Any questions about the 601, feel free to contact me, I will happily bring you up to speed on the changes to 601.
At your service..
Hector Alfonso, Director of Operations
Thanks for joining the conversation, Hector. As you can see, we have a question about the new Brown Label. Why was it made? What is the blend? What is the strength? Is it only available at CI, or other places too?
Please post that info in this forum. We're Cigar Geeks, we want to know everything!