EP Carrillo Cigars has several lines of cigars to cover pretty much any type of cigar smoker. The one segment they were missing was a full bodied core line. The New Wave Connecticut was for mild-medium body smokers and the Core and Maduro lines were medium bodied. Nothing in the upper medium or full bodied segment. This was strange from someone that created La Gloria Cubana especially the Serie R. Ernie Carrillo, Ernesto’s son, changed that this year with the release of the EP Carrillo Cardinal. A tribute to his alma mater, Stanford Cardinals, the Cardinal is available in two wrappers: Ecuadorian Sumatra and Connecticut Broadleaf. I’m reviewing the natural wrapper edition from a sample that was sent to be by EP Carrillo. The cigar exhibited really nice flavor of graham cracker, cinnamon, wood, black pepper, sweet cream and, every now and then, dried dark fruit. I really love the flavor of this cigar and the burn was excellent. Check out the video for a more detailed review.
Punch released a limited edition cigar last year called the Punch Egg Roll. This year, to celebrate the Year of the Rat in the Chinese calendar, Punch is releasing another limited edition called the Chop Suey. This year, the cigar is being released in a panatela size that is supposed to showcase the tobaccos chosen […]
I’ve usually never liked much from the Romeo y Julieta line from Cuba except the churchills. Their flavor profiles just wasn’t something I cared for. In 2016, I bought a box of Cazadores on a flash sale for a great price, so I figured I’d give them another try as the Cazadores is a very […]
I have to admit, I’m not that familiar with many of the Villiger cigar lines. It’s not that I’ve been avoiding them, but most of my shops I frequent just don’t carry their cigars. That’s why I was happy went I got a box in the mail with a sampler of their new Cuellar Black […]