Cigars has collaborated every year with a different cigar manufacturer to create a limited edition Firecracker cigar commemorating Independence Day. The Firecracker cigars have been a short, fat, and strong cigar historically.
Announced just before this year's PCA trade show, the E.P. Carrillo Pledge Lonsdale Limitada is now shipping. The new size is box-pressed and measures 6 1/2 x 43. It comes in boxes of 20 and a retail price of $12.00. The blend has been updated from the original Pledge blend to use a USA Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan filler.
E.P. Carrillo Cigars has announced Allegiance for the PCA Trade Show starting this week, and is the first E.P. Carrillo cigar rolled outside of Tabacalera La Alianza. The new cigar will launch in October and is rolled at the Oliva Cigar Co. factory in Nicaragua.
E.P. Carrillo is adding a new size to their Encore line, El Futuro, a 5 x 50 robusto. Each cigar will carry an MSRP of $11.90 and comes in boxes of 10.
"Give me another one of these! This was a solid stick with flavors that I rather enjoy. The middle third was probably the weak spot on this cigar where flavors kind of drowned in themselves and the marshmallow puff. I'm not going to say that portion of the cigar was bad, but it was not the highlight. Fortunately, there's plenty of other things going on in this cigar to make the downsides forgettable. " -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
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"Not an enjoyable cigar. Oily wrapper that burns the cigar quickly. Uneven burn with multiple touch-ups. Rough draw in some spots. The only good thing was the flavor notes. Notes of salt, chocolate, hickory, and bitter tea. Nice grey ash that holds on for about an inch. Not a cigar I'd want to try again." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
E.P. Carrillo has announced the Pledge Lonsdale Limitada for PCA 2022. This new, limited vitola to the hightly rated Pledge line measures 6 1/2 x 43 and comes in boxes of 20. Each cigar has a retail price of $12.00. We rated the original Pledge a 91 in our blind tasting and made #21 on our Top 25 list that year.
Last year, Crowned Heads released the Four Kicks Capa Especial, a blend that was one of the final contenders for the original Four Kicks, but didn't make the original cut. Now that blend is coming in a new limited figurado vitola for 2021, Águilas. The Águilas viotla goes back to the Cuban Romeo y Julieta Águilas in the 1960's that was later discontinued in the 1970's. "Águila" translates to Eagle in English.
"I might say this cigar wasn't exactly in my wheelhouse when it comes to the flavor profile, but I also found it enjoyable. This was a solid cigar and it put on a good performance for my tastebuds. I could easily enjoy this one again." -Isaac M. (The Nothing)