EP Carrillo Short Run 2012 (First Impressions)

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EP Carrillo Short Run 2012 (First Impressions)

All of my recent posts these last few weeks have been late, but each time I’ve had a legitimate excuse (not that it really matters). This week was no different: my in-laws were visiting this past weekend, and I had to fly out to the Midwest on Monday for a family event. However, this trip to Chicago presented me with a great opportunity to record a video review with my good buddy Mike (aka @YoungBuckBOTL) from MikesStogies.com. Mike and I sat down at Casa De Montecristo, the first-rate B&M cigar shop located just outside Chicago at which where he works, and shot this video in the theater room of their impressive VIP lounge.

Casa recently hosted an event featuring industry stars Ernesto and Ernie Carrillo. Mike was lucky enough to get his hands on a few pre-release samples of the EP Carrillo Short Run 2012, which were passed out to customers who made box purchases at the event. There isn’t much information available about this cigar just yet, and we don’t even know what’s in the blend. In any case, this certainly didn’t stop us from lighting up and recording a first impressions video for you all to enjoy.


(Video length: 11:39)

Soundtrack: “I dunno” by grapes (courtesy of ccMixter.org)

All in all, the EP Carrillo Short Run 2012 was quite enjoyable, and both Mike and myself are looking forward to smoking many more when they’re released sometime next year.

Thanks again to Mike for being my personal chauffeur in and around Chicago for 48 hours, and for recording this joint video with me. And a special thank you goes to Casa De Montecristo for hosting us, as well as to its wonderful VIP lounge members for their generosity and camaraderie.

About Charlie:
Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Delaware, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker

Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he currently works as a data scientist focusing on natural language processing and is pursuing a PhD in computer science in his spare time. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Northern Virginia, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.

8 thoughts on “EP Carrillo Short Run 2012 (First Impressions)

  1. Loved the joint review Charlie. I am a big fan of MikesStogies and Youngbuck is an assest to that blogg. I am also becoming a big fan of your reviews as well. However, I think you should have made Mike change his shirt! Keep up the good work!

  2. EP Carrillo Cigar line is a new average/ standard cigar. Their cigars are over price and too much hype by you’ll reviewers. Be true/ real to the cigar review that what I would like to see the reviewer to do………

  3. I’m not sold on the Carillo line as of yet. Some of them I have tried were really lacking in flavor and quality, while others I would probably buy again.

    Something in the notes here just caught my attention. The VIP room…ugh! I knew of a place, in a popular downtown spot that charged $400/year to locker members. It was a small VIP room poorly ventilated with a leather couch and some magazines. If my local had one, I would probably not go in the place any more. I think every one person that is a patron should be able to enjoy a good cigar and the shop they are in. This is especially important if they are passing through the city it is in.

  4. Im a member of Casa
    The club is outstanding. In regards to VIP there is no charge or monthly fee. There is a spending amount that has to be spent in order to use.

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