The Blue banded 601 is the box press edition in the 601 Series. It is handmade in Esteli, Nicaragua, by Erik Espinosa and originally blended by Don Pepin Garcia, Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega. The brand is now completely under the control of Erik Espinosa allowing for more focus on the brand and blend. This version of the 601 is an exquisite blend of aged Nicaraguan tobaccos wrapped in exquisite oily Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. The finished cigar has been slightly box pressed to create the perfect smoke.