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.
After several months of voting, the winning blend became the latest E.P. Carrillo Limited-Edition. It’s a toro size, 6 inches long by 52 ring gauge, and production is limited to 500 boxes of 10 cigars with a suggested retail price of $15 each. The blend uses a Mexican wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.
Listen below to Ernesto and Lissette talk about this winner and how Ernesto feels about the winning blend. The other cigars that didn’t make the win are still some of Ernesto’s favorite blends. The tobaccos used are special to him and that’s how they made the cut for the extraordinary celebration.
Shipping began last week and will continue thru May as they get additional inventory from the factory.