Ernesto Perez is a man who knows his cigars. Over 15 years ago, he was busy creating and expanding his El Credito Cigar Company which included the praised La Gloria Cubana. A few years ago, Ernesto decided to sell his company to General Cigar, a bold move that afforded him the luxury to do whatever he wanted. But Ernesto was not quite ready to retire. In fact, this turn of events enabled him to create a boutique brand, free from the normal stresses and bottom lines. E. P. Carillo was born.
The latest edition to this much talked about brand is the E.P. Carillo Short Run 2010 and they’ve just debuted at Emerson’s Cigars in Hampton Roads, Virginia. This Cigar comes in three sizes: Dominates, Populares, and Delirios. Featuring a gorgeous Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, the Short Run 2010 mesmerizes with a sweet yet spicy flavor that when combined with a Nicaraguan binder and Dominican/Nicaraguan fillers, has a flawless draw and smooth quality. This is a superb medium-bodied cigar and a sure sign of amazing things to come from E.P. Carillo. You can pick them up at Emerson’s Cigars brick and mortars (5 in the Hampton Roads area) or online at www.emersonscigars.com