Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is a modern day legend in the cigar business. 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, and with that, the E.P. Carrillo brand was born.
It begins and ends with Cubra. This rarely used, hybrid wrapper is a luscious Habano leaf grown in Brazil. Cubra gleams with natural oils and melds perfectly with the well-aged Cuban-seed Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers, which emit strong notes of caramel, cashews, and cedar. Weighing in at a stout, medium to full-bodied blend, Carrillo's Short Run Cubra is the perfect hearty blend you've been looking for. The only potential problem is that Carrillo only made 1,200 boxes, so get one while you still can.