While at City Centre for an event with Kenny of Santa Barbara Cigars, I thought such a great occasion should have a cigar to match. And so in this video you can see my first reactions of the E.P. Carrillo “Short Run” cigar; a special treat from the Texas Cigar Festival.
I didn’t get the details about this cigar until after smoking and filming, so be sure to read below for all the information.
This is the Short Run, which is following the E.P. Carrillo Edicion Inagural and coming before the regular production line to be released this August. The idea in the “Short Run” is to release small batches, or “short runs”, of different and unique blends throughout the year.
The blend of the first Short Run edition is:
-Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
-Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
The first edition will come in 3 sizes and will only be 1,500 boxes (of 24) per size:
-Populares: 4 7/8 x 50; $6.25 retail
-Delirios: 5 7/8 x 52; $7.00 retail
-Dominantes: 6 1/4 x 60; $8.50 retail
This is the only Short Run edition planned for 2010, but we can look forward to seeing many more in 2011. In August, for IPCPR, the E.P. Carrillo regular production line will be introduced and ready for release in late August. There will be 6 sizes to start the line.
This information was given to me directly from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III, so I take it with great accuracy! Thank you, Ernie.