"I love this vitola and how they are a perfect winter cigar. There weren't really any big flavor transitions but the flavors hit my palate in the sweet spot. Loved the black coffee, leather, earth and spice this cigar presented me. I would definitely recommend this to full bodied smokers who only have 30 to 45 minutes to enjoy a cigar. Very well done!!" -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
"I was intrigued before I even lit this one up. It’s a beautiful-looking cigar with a very strong and appealing aroma. I’m quite happy to report that the smoking experience lived up to my initial impression. I’d label this as a well-balanced dessert stick, sweet, but not heavy. I would be delighted to smoke this blend again. I’m looking forward to finding out what this was." -Chris M. (Chris)
E.P. Carrillo has started shipping their latest cigar, the E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2023. This annual limited edition release is the first time it's being made in another factory outside of the Dominican Republic.
For their latest line, Escapade, E.P. Carrillo is jumping on the recent trend of giving consumers input to help Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. blend a cigar. E.P. Carrillo will be hosting a series of Zoom sessions where small groups of consumers will have the opportunity to share their preferences and ideas for the new blend directly with Ernesto.
E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company has announced the shipment of the first round of their Platinum Bash cigar. Late last year, the company sent out a sampler to celebrate Ernesto's 70th birthday. In each sampler there was a QR code that allowed customers to select their favorite blend based off the ribbon color on the cigar. These packs were available either at events or through purchasing a box of E.P. Carrillo cigars.
"The cigar checked all the boxes for me. Construction was great, never needed a touchup or relight. I really enjoyed the profile throughout with the hints of dark chocolate and oak. It rounded out really well with the black pepper." -Quinn (quinnpins269)
"With a gambit of robust flavors that complimented one another exceptionally as well as a smoke that was creamy, smooth and mouthwatering, the first two thirds is certainly where this cigar shined! Even though the smoke remained incredibly smooth, the flavors flatlined entering the final third which made for a lackluster ending to an otherwise great cigar. Had the pleasant mix of flavors been consistent from start to finish my remarks would certainly have been a bit higher. I have a feeling that a loose roll is the most likely culprit for the sudden downturn as the temperature of the smoke quickly rose and the flavors almost immediately became acrid. I'd gladly give this smoke another shot as I'm sure the loose roll is just a fluke." -Noah S. (Noah)
E.P. Carrillo has announced their latest cigar, E.P. Carrillo 2023 TAA Exclusive, is now shipping. E.P. Carrillo's TAA series is an exclusive blend produced and distributed to the Tobacconist's Association of America retail members. The blend for this years version includes an Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper, USA binder, and fillers from both the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
E.P. Carrillo has announced a new limited edition cigar in celebration of the United State's Independence: E.P. Carrillo Pledge of Allegiance 2023. This release includes 1,776 (1776 was the year the U.S. declared independence from Britain) boxes to be allocated to retailers. On top of the patriotic name, the cigar combines the names of two existing E.P. Carrillo lines: Pledge and Allegiance.
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.