About three years ago, EP Carrillo celebrated their fifth year of operation. That’s not to say that they had just suddenly begun operating; they had decades of experience before they began to make their own cigars, having begun to manufacture cigars in Florida back in the late 1970’s. Indeed, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo basically created almost the entire line being currently offered by La Gloria Cubana, so it’s not like he’s new to making cigars in any way.
It’s important to celebrate milestones when they come, and there are few milestones that are more important for a business than surviving their first five years. Especially in a business that requires as much initial investment in equipment and spoil-able supplies as cigar manufacturing, being able to reach the point where you can turn a profit is a big deal. This cigar is designed to honor that they made it through what is usually called the most difficult part of a business’ life.
The wrapper is, as with so many of the EP Carrillo cigars, Ecuadorian Sumatran. The binder is Ecuadorian Corojo, and the filler is blended from three Nicaraguan sources; Jalapa, Esteli, and Condega. All this comes together to make a spicy cigar, one that is well worth the money, and one that you will want to pick up whether you find it at your local humidor or via your favorite online cigar shop. A very memorable smoke, indeed!