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.
The original BOTL cigar was a collaboration between the online cigar community, BOTL.org, and Drew Estate. The original release sold out very quickly and was highly sought after on the secondary markets. I can’t remember which year that was, but I was able to get some of the original release as I was a member […]
After the huge success of the Rose of Sharon, Southern Draw released the Rose of Sharon Desert Rose at the 2019 IPCPR. The cigar is a limited release of 75,000 cigars for 2019 with production increasing to 150,000 for 2020 and 2021. The cigar is being made by AJ Fernandez as their in Esteli, Nicaragua. […]
Once Christian Eiroa sold Camacho to Davidoff in 2008, everyone wondered when he would be back in the cigar business. It didn’t take too long for him to come back to form CLE in 2012 and then brought out Eiroa a year later. Earlier in 2019, they released the Eiroa Dark which uses a darker […]