Ernesto Perez-Carrillo founded the El Credito Cigar Company in Miami, Florida - the manufacturer of the highly popular La Gloria Cubana cigars produced in the Dominican Republic. Born in Cuba, he mastered the art of cigar making and is one of the best blenders in the industry. He now has moved on to form another fantastic cigar operation, EPC Cigar Company, which helps to set the standard within the industry that Carrillo has dominated for so long.
Big ring cigars are all the rage these days, and typically a traditional guy like E.P. Carrillo doesn't really throw his hat into the ring (pun intended). INCH, however, is Carrillo conceding to this fad that has turned into the norm. And much like his regular lines, these are delicious. Blended with Dominican and Nicaragua tobaccos, INCH is draped with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. The blend is smooth and medium-bodied, and burns cool thanks to the monster ring gauges it comes in. This is definitely recommended for anyone who enjoys a thick ring cigar.
This is a very good cigar! I buy these by the box and I am on my 4th box so far. They have a nice rich and full taste that I enjoy at the end of the day when I sit and relax. The size and shape is very satisfying to me. I feel like I am smoking a man's cigar! It is important to toast these carefully prior to lighting. This is solely due to the large ring size and the physics of combustion. When lit properly, these burn evenly and can produce an ash of over 1 inch long at times. The 5 inch length is perfect for me smoking a regular cigar. I like to pair these with a Bulleit Bourbon as my drink. The caramels and vanillas complement each other nicely. The primary flavor is a slightly buttery leather. I don't know any better way to describe it. This is my reward to myself at the end of the day!