EP Carrillo La Historia earned #2 in "Top 10 Cigars of the Year" honors for 2014 by Cigar Aficionado Magazine!
EP Carrillo's La Historia cigar is a tribute to the members of the Perez-Carrillo family who've supported Ernesto to continue evolving and perfecting his craft for decades and this cigar does not disappoint. This is the first box-pressed cigars under the E.P. Carrillo brand. The design for the cigar band and packaging is...
marvelous with ornate artwork. The colors are vivid and eye-catching. The wrapper is a Mexican San Andreas, the binder is Ecuadorian Sumatra and the filler is Dominican and Nicaraguan. Once you light one of these cigars, you'll instantly taste the draw of rich, roasted nuts, coffee, hints of black pepper, and dark cocoa and hints of creaminess. This is a medium-to-full body cigar that will have you yearning for another cigar after finishing one.
This is what Cigar Aficionado had to say about the #2 Cigar of 2014:
"In the world of cigars, it’s hard to find a man more experienced—or more respected—than Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. He got his start in the cigar business making La Gloria Cubanas in a modest factory located in the heart of Little Havana, Miami’s Calle Ocho. Around 1990 he was selling standout, handmade cigars for less than $2 each. A newfound interest in cigars (and an article in a certain magazine) turned his company into a gem, and he couldn’t keep up with the demand. La Glorias went from curiosity to institution, and Perez-Carrillo expanded into the Dominican Republic, vastly expanding the production of La Gloria Cubana cigars.