Sometimes, a great cigar doesn’t need flash to impress, or to make you pick it up out of a humidor. Sometimes, the only thing that a good cigar needs is to be itself, and to bear the name of a successful and masterful maker of cigars. Sure, the band of this cigar may not be impressive; there’s no coat of arms, no ornamental design, and yet this may herald a great cigar that is well worth a try, one that you will want to grab whether you find it in your local humidor or via your favorite online cigar shop.
And so it is with EP Carrillo cigars. Their band has been reworked and certainly stands out more, though the box that the cigars come in is still the same, simple yet refined. But, the cigars are serious cigars geared towards those who may be new to cigars, but still know to demand a bit more in quality and class. Made by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, these cigars are a great way to introduce yourself to his market, and to find a cigar that is worth smoking while also being approachable for the novice. At the same time, these cigars are flavorful and complex enough for those who have been enjoying cigars for quite some time.
The New Wave Connecticut Toro begins with a Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador, into which is placed delicious long-leaf tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, along with a binder from Nicaragua. This results in a medium-mellow bodied cigar, one that has notes of coffee, and one that you will want to enjoy again and again. Don’t let the unassuming box fool you; this is a serious cigar.