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.
At the Gilbertsville Cigar Factory, we’ve been having a slight problem. It has nothing to do with the shop – the trouble is with everyone’s favorite budget cigar. Over the past couple of months the supply of Charter Oak Maduro has stalled and word has been getting around that they may be back-ordered for some […]
In this weeks installment of Look what I bought on Cigar Monster I’d like to take you on a trip down memory lane. Back when Christian Eiroa unleashed on the world a cigar made entirely or Maduro. A cigar that would put hair on your chest and make the ladies swoon – The Camacho Triple […]
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been dabbling in cigars from my past. The most recent of which is the CAO America Monument – a 54 x 6.25 Belicoso that launched way back at the 2007 RTDA (or was it the IPCPR that year?) It’s hard to believe that this cigar was released so […]