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Category: E.P. Carrillo

Cigar News: Shore Thing Becomes Newest Crowned Heads Store Exclusive

Crowned Heads have partnered with Shore Thing Cigars in Watersound Beach, FL for a new store exclusive cigar.  The aptly named Shore Thing cigar is a 5 1/4 x 48 cigar made at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.  Paul Copeland and Luke Bryan (yes, the International Country Music superstar) opened Shore Thing Cigars in July of 2016.  When they decided to have a namesake cigar made for their shop, they immediately thought of Nashville based Crowned Heads.

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Headley Grange Black Dog Dobles Score 87%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Headley Grange Black Dog Dobles

“This was a not a flavor profile that fit my wheelhouse. Having said that, for someone who likes hazelnut and some black licorice this will be a decent cigar for them. I didn’t like the bitterness of the cigar but it did progress into a tartness that wasn’t distasteful to me. I would have thought the cigar would be stronger than it was given the types of flavors but it remained a medium to full, on the more medium side for me. A decent smoke for a specific palette.” –Diana (ArmyRN)

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Luminosa Petite Corona Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Luminosa Petite Corona

“Have you ever lit up a cigar with no preconceived notions, and after the fist puff you say to yourself, or out loud “Damn, this is nice?” well I did and that same thought stayed with me the entire smoke. Just a great amount of cream/honey and sweetness. This would be an excellent first cigar of the day with or without coffee. My only complaint was it was so short, but maybe that was the maker’s intention, to keep you coming back for more. I personally would like to keep these in my humi, for when I need that perfect smoking experience. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Four Kicks Maduro Robusto Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Four Kicks Maduro Robusto

“While a pretty simple stick with no transitions or changes detected from beginning to end, this was still a really good smoke with plenty of flavor provided, a great flavor profile, and no maintenance required. I’d happily smoke this one again and recommend it to a friend. ” -Dave W. (mdwest)

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Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Short Run 2016

“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)

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Cigar News: E.P. Carrillo Details New Lines / Rebrands

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.

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Cigar News: E.P. Carrillo Announces INCH Colorado

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.

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Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Selección Oscuro Nacionales

“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)

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Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | New Wave Connecticut Reserva Robusto

“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)

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Editorial: Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival – 2015

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.

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Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Edición Limitada 2011 “Dark Rituals”

“This was a great cigar with nice bold flavors and great performance technically. My only complaint was that I wish the final third had offered a bit more, but that’s minor and I would certainly have some more. I could easily recommend this as a medium bodied late evening smoke with great dark espresso flavors and wood background.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

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