Monday, April 11, 2011
EO 601 Serie Cigars
My lovely wife and I worked our butts-off, didn't finish the deck until late in the afternoon. I wasn't sure if it would be worth going all the way into Seattle or not, plus the event was supposed to get over at 6 PM.
"Oh, what-the-hell. Let's go for it!"
To tell you the truth I've never been to an event at J and J Cigars. I've been to his store quite a few times and I've even been to his place on the day of an event, but never have I seen what a great job they do for these occasions. I think the key is that John knows how to "get the word out". I was thinking maybe 10 people max would still be there when we arrived, but I it was closer to 20-30, and surprisingly I recognized a whole bunch of them! Amazing cigar community here!
Anyway, it was cool meeting Erik Espinoza with EO Brands (Espinoza y Ortega) - He was super nice to everyone, real social guy, plus he's what I would call an extremely cool dude - you'll know what I mean when you see him. What he really has going for him are his cigars. I tried the 601 Green label and the 601 Box-pressed Blue label Maduro, both are phenomenally good smokes! You'd think a weenie like me would probably pass out from these big-boys, but believe me these are some of the smoothest, full flavored, rich tasting smokes you'll find. I totally loved them, and NO, I didn't have to lay down afterwards.
My Rating for both: 9.5
Would I buy one of these again? Hell yes!
Just a note, the Maduro starts out peppery, but smooths out quickly. You'll love it! Trust me!
This was a really nice cigar event. John you did a great job! My wife and I really had a good time. Thank-you my friend! (I especially liked the Pomegranate juice with Vodka - that was the perfect drink)
Herman, Sir Godfather, always a pleasure talking to you. Thanks for bringing me up to date on what's been going on, plus all the pointers on Vegas. I'm definitely going to name-drop when I'm there next month.
Chris and Dan, good talking to guys, and Chris thanks for the cigar - I'll smoke it this weekend. I'm also looking forward to that review.
Big Bill - good seeing you again. When am I going to try your special blend coffee again?
Till next time - Take care!