The cigar world is always evolving, and the science and techniques behind growing, aging, and creating the best cigars is continually moving forward. However, that doesn’t mean that the cigar industry should not stop from time to time and take a look at the past that lead them to the place that they are today.
And as with many people in the cigar industry, there are a lot of people in the Carrillo family who worked in cigars. The La Historia vitolas are designed to commemorate them, and to remember the contributions of the family thus far in making the cigars that you may recognize. And let’s be honest; though you may not know names like EP Carrillo, it is likely that you have encountered cigars before that were made by Ernesto, such as pretty much everything made by La Gloria Cubana. They’re a big name in the industry.
So, who does the E-III commemorate? Well, it is designed to commemorate the son of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo whose name appears on the label, the man who is following in his father’s footsteps, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III.
But is the cigar any good? Well, it starts with the oily San Andres wrapper, moves on to Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers that have been aged just right, and finishes off with an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder. These cigars are medium to full-bodied, and delicious, with notes of coffee and cocoa, as well as hints of black cherry, making this cigar one that you will be happy to have spent your money on.