Ernesto Perez Carrillo is a name that is known by any of those who enjoy a good cigar. Indeed, if you enjoy a cigar from La Gloria Cubana, for example, chances are that you already know about how delicious his cigar designs can be, how amazing they can taste, and how well they are put together. It should be of little surprise to anyone, then, that he eventually went out on his own and began to make his own cigars, operating under his own name.
His short run cigars are almost always guaranteed to please, and why wouldn’t they be? They are made of more limited blends of tobacco, with premier leaf and with rarer or more aged wrappers. They are made in limited numbers, too, so they can be made with these rare ingredients while maintaining the consistency of the cigar quality and flavor. Usually, the production number of EP Carrillo short run cigars is something like 25,000 cigars, which are sold in boxes of ten, making 2,500 boxes.
The Short Run from 2015 that EP Carrillo did begins with a Criollo ’98 wrapper from Jalapa in Nicaragua. The binder is Nicaraguan as well, as one would expect, complimenting the wrapper. The tobaccos making up the filler are Dominican and Nicaraguan, and this all combines to make a great cigar. Medium-full in body, the cigar has notes of earth and coffee, leading to hints of wood and spices. It’s a fantastic cigar, and you will be glad that you gave it a chance.