Written by Gary J. Arzt

Friday, 05 December 2008

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Saturday, 22 November, brought the first 601 /Cubao event since Miami Cigar & Company took over distribution of these highly popular, well regarded cigars. Of course, United Tobacco still handles the 'events' end of the marketing, and Raul Cruz, United's Operations Manager, did a superb job both in putting the event together with Alejandro Alcorta of Puros Fine Cigars in Miami.

The deals they created (see the 'menu' below) were extraordinary and the 125 plus people that attended the event took advantage of them, as readily as they filled their stomachs with one hundred pounds of roast pig! Complimentary beverages of all sorts were poured by two of the most attractive women that I have seen in my sixty-seven years.

The event started at 1:00 PM and at 10:00 PM, the Puros staff was begging people to leave. Smoking cigars, drinking and playing in the domino tournament made the job of sending the customers home very difficult.

Miami Cigar & Company was well represented by Managing Director/Nat'l Sales Manager Rene Castaneda and President, Nestor Miranda. In addition to Raul Cruz, Erik Espinoza, one of United Tobacco Inc.'s founders was present, while his partner, Eddie Ortega was in Tampa, FL for another event.

The sales of full boxes of 601 and Cubao were brisk; with add ons such as sample packs; specially designed tee shirts, etc.

Israel Delgado, a Miami-Dade Police Sergeant with the K-9 Squad, was presented with the first flat screen television obtained through the 601 Rewards Program ( The television required Delgado to submit 1,100 - 601 cigar bands. They could be either, or a combination of the red label Habano, the blue label Maduro, the black label Connecticut or the green label Oscuro.

"I started to save my cigar bands in late May, shortly after the program was announced by Espinosa y Ortega. I submitted my request for the TV and sent them the bands, for their audit, in early November."

Delgado, who like many of his fellow police officers frequents Puros Fine Cigars (10792 Coral Way, Miami, FL – 305.222.2217), was presented with his TV by Erik Espinosa and Raul "Ruly" Cruz of EO.

Both companies are well known for the caliber of events they do, and this one was no exception.

It is obvious that this was a great event and a wonderful time was had when you view the photos below.


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