Press Release: Rocky Patel & EO Brands

News came down the pipeline today officially announcing the release of some new EO Brands, and Rocky Patel sticks. While some of this has been around for a while, the press release I guess makes it official.

EO Brands (Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega) are set to release the La Bomba and 601 Connecticut at the show this year. It seems that Connecticut seems to be the wrapper of choice as this isn’t the only cigar to come from the Rocky Patel Family featuring the wrapper. According to the press release,

“We are very proud of the 601 brand,” said EO Brands President Eddie Ortega. “The 601 Red, Green and Blue offer distinct, different styles of full bodied cigars, and we wanted to round out the 601 product portfolio with a milder cigar – but still offer something with a little kick. The 601 Connecticut has a nice, spicy start and finishes smooth and creamy. The consumer that wants 601 quality in a milder cigar is going to love 601 Connecticut.”

The 601 Connecticut comes with a beautiful Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and Binder/Filler from Cuban seed from Estelí and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua.

The Connecticut comes in four shapes: Robusto – 5×50, Toro – 6×50, Torpedo – 6 1/8×52 and Churchill – 7×48. These cigars are currently available at retail, and they cost between $7.50 and $8.00.

Also, he La Bomba which we reviewed over a month ago is set to make it’s debut as well. The press released adds,

With the introduction of 601 La Bomba, we wanted to deliver a cigar that had an extreme level of flavor and taste for the fans of 601,” added Ortega. “We’ve worked on this blend for over a year, and we’re very happy with the explosive power that La Bomba delivers.”

La Bomba comes in four shapes: Atom-5 1/2×46, Napalm 5×52, Nuclear 6×50 and Atomic-6×60. These cigars will be available at retail on July 1st, and they cost between $8.00 and $9.00, and they come in boxes of 10.

Lastly, in other EO Brands news, EO is launching a new shape in their very popular Murcielago brand. The new Toro Grande is 6 ½ x54, and can be found where ever the Murcielago brand is sold.

Meanwhile Rocky Patel is set to add to his Java line with the release of the new Java Mint.

“We’ve been very pleased with the success of the Java cigar line,” said Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Executive Vice President Nish Patel. “Since launching Java, we’ve had numerous requests for a Mint-Chocolate version of Java – and after over a year of product development, we truly believe we’ve got a cigar that delivers the flavorful/aromatic premium cigar smoking experience at a great value that you’d expect from Rocky Patel.

Java Mint features a Brazilian maduro wrapper, and will come in five box-pressed shapes: Corona – 5×42, Robusto – 5 ½x50, Toro – 6×50, The 58 – 5×58 and Petite Corona – 4 1/2×38. The cigars will be priced between $5.50 and $8.00 at retail, and comes in a box of 24.

Located in Bonita Springs, Florida, the Rocky Patel Premium Cigar Company began producing high quality premium cigars in 1995, based on Rocky’s passion for cigars, and his desire to share his unique cigar blends with cigar connoisseurs around the world. Rocky is also very active in raising money for underprivileged children in Honduras, with his RP Foundation. Current Rocky Patel cigar brands include: Decade, 1961, Olde World Reserve, Edge, 15th Anniversary and the Vintage Series. For more information visit their Website at For more information on EO Brands, visit their website at