We sat down with Ernesto Perez Carrillo of E.P. Carrillo Cigars at IPCPR 2014 in Las Vegas for a quick take on the latest releases from his company.
One of the first cigars I noticed on the show floor was the Perez-Carrillo La Historia. The presentation is absolutely gorgeous with the teal ribbon on the foot set against the dark wrapper. The band also features teal and the red we’ve become accustomed to in almost every E.P. release. The La Historia will come in three sizes, each box pressed. A 5.375×52 named the El Senador, a 6.125×50 named the Doña Elena and lastly the 6.875×54 E-III. The blend is a San Andrés wrapper, Sumatra Ecuador binder with Nicaraguan filler.
The next cigar E.P. spoke of was the E.P. Carrillo 5th Anniversary. The single size, 6.5×54 Toro, was created in commemoration of the company’s 5th year in business. It features a slightly altered primary band and a secondary band with the number 5 below an image of a tobacco field. Both the La Historia and 5th Anniversary exhibit the best presentation I’ve seen since the company’s inception. The blend features the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper E.P. is so fond of with an Ecuadorian Corojo binder and Nicaraguan filler.