The former owner of La Gloria Cubana is back in action. Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. has just released a small-batch cigar called EP Carrilllo Short Run. They aren’t as expensive as the EP Carrillo Edición Inaugural 2009 Encore, reports Cigar Aficionado, which appeared on shelves back in December.
The Short Run comes in three sizes:
The Populares, a robusto, will measure 4 7/8 inches long by 50 ring gauge, and have a suggested retail price of $6.25. Delirios will measure 5 7/8 by 52, and sell for $7.00. Those first two have shipped to cigar stores already. The third size, a fat cigar known as a Dominante, measuring 6 1/4 inches by 60 ring, will be on sale in July, and will retail for $8.50.
This line is being used as the company works on the core line says Perez-Carrillo’s son, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III. He notes that his father came up with the short run along the way, which “has a lot more spice than the Inaugural.”
Cigar Aficionado continues:
“We’re very happy the way the whole thing turned out,” said the elder Perez-Carrillo. “We’re offering something different to the consumer. We’re looking for different flavors, different complexities, we’re looking for something that hits you and you say ‘I’ve never tasted this before.’”