Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Feb 13th 2012 - EP Carrillo Short Run

Today brings us the EP Carrillo Short Run 2011 Canonazos in a 5.8x52 vitola. Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is a legend in the cigar industry. After starting in Cuba the Ernesto and his family fled Cuba in the 1960's and set up in Miami and created El Credito Cigar Company which produced the still popular La Gloria Cubana Cigar line. In 2008 Ernesto left La Gloria Cubana and shortly there after started up the EPC Cigar Company with his son and daughter. Starting in 2010 they have been producing a yearly Short Run Cigar. It is featured in 3 vitolas and only 1500 boxes of each vitola was made. The 2011 features a Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper with Nicaraguan and Dominican long fillers. It has great elegant flavors of coffee, chocolate, tobacco, spice, roasted nuts and a very light pepper. I chose this to be today's cigar to pay homage to a good friend of mine who gave his life in Afghanistan on 14 Feb 2009. SSgt Daniel Hansen was one of the best Marines I ever had the pleasure to serve with and call my friend. You are still missed and will always be. Thank you for being such a great friend and giving it all brother. You will never be forgotten!


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