E.P. Carrillo Announces Pledge of Allegiance - Cigar News

E.P. Carrillo Announces Pledge of Allegiance – Cigar News

has announced a new limited edition cigar in celebration of the United State's Independence: 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 lines: Pledge and Allegiance.

The company offers this description: Inspired by the American Dream and the journey of the brand's founder, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, 2023 represents more than just a unique blend of tobacco. It's a testament to resilience, passion, and perseverance. It's a tribute to the pursuit of dreams, embodied in Ernesto's incredible journey from his native Cuba to the United States, where he built one of the world's most respected cigar brands from scratch.

2023 is not just a cigar. It's a representation of the American Dream that I had the privilege to live. This special blend has been crafted with a vision – to create a smoke that honors the journey every American, born in the USA or immigrant, has taken or is still on. Embrace the heritage, taste the resilience – this is what 2023 stands for.

Ernesto Perez-Carrillo comments

This exceptional cigar is presented in a box that box features an American flag motif, while band shows the company's best selling lines: La Historia, Encore, Pledge and Allegiance, but with a change in coloration to emphasize the American color theme.

The blend for 2023 uses a USA Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and a combination of USA, Nicaraguan, and Dominican Republic filler. The cigar comes in one size, a 6 x 54 box-pressed . Each box contains 10 cigars. The company describes the blend as a medium to full-bodied smoke. The price is $20 retail per cigar and begins shipping in mid to late June.