“Part of the joy of a blind review is finding out later what it is I was smoking. Well, I am very excited to find out on this one because I may be buying a box. The flavor and aroma combination was fantastic and interesting. The burn was incredible. The smoke output was HUGE. If it is a cigar in my price range, I will be stocking up.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
Ernesto Perez-Carrillo always set out to lead the industry in innovative and groundbreaking ideas. Today we unveil a group of cigar lines that each have a unique and distinct set of parameters within the Series. Each Series is based on a greater concept that defines the cigars that make up that specific series. Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and the entire E. P. Carrillo Cigar Co. family introduce to you The Series.
Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is always pushing the envelope while he is creating blends for his loyal fans. As a Hall of Fame Master Blender, it is his goal to have each of his treasured cigars leave a lasting impression on each person that smokes Ernesto’s creations. One of Ernesto’s claim to fame is being the man behind the BIG RING gauge cigar and the phenomenon that has come along with it. Here at E.P. Carrillo Cigar Co., Ernesto has reinvented the BIG RING cigar in the INCH Series. Highly rated and known world over, the INCH Series is the consummate cigar for those that love the BIG cigar. Ernesto has been looking for the next BIG INCH and he has found it.
“I found the first third to be average in spite of a nice start of simple tobacco and oak. While the middle was very good, the finish quickly turned south. My mouth tasted like an ashtray before it was all over. With two thirds of this cigar not making the cut, I won’t be looking to try another.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)
“Overall, I did enjoy this cigar. I didn’t notice any real changes to it throughout the smoke, but it was very good all the way through. Had a nice amount of spice while staying creamy with a hint of sweetness. I would smoke again.” -Wes (SosaCub4Life)
The Rocky Mountain Cigar festival is always a great event with good people, and awesome vendors. It has been growing steadily since it’s inception in 2011. Unfortunately I was deathly ill last year and wasn’t able to attend and see the new venue. This year I was feeling great and ready to smoke, and it didn’t disappoint. Joined by our panelist Jack, we conquered almost the entire festival.