EP Carillo- Encore Majestics & Pledge Prequel
The Encore by E.P. Carrillo pays homage to Ernesto’s family, who has been in the cigar industry for generations. This blend is part of the ‘Family Series’ in E.P.C’s portfolio, the best cigars that he has produced. Hours upon hours have been spent blending and tweaking this blend until a cigar worthy of the Family Series stature was created. The tobacco used in this premium cigar is completely Nicaraguan. The actual tobacco itself was aged in a technique many don’t use anymore, tercios. Tercios is when the tobacco is bailed and wrapped in the bark of palm trees. This process gives the tobacco a unique flavor profile.
The EPC Pledge was named Cigar Aficionado's 2020 "Cigar of the Year" with a chart smashing 98 rating! The EPC Pledge is the third release in the Perez-Carrillo Series, following Encore (2018 #1 Cigar of the Year) and La Historia (2014 #2 Cigar of the Year) After spending over six months testing blends, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo finally found the blend he was looking for. The Pledge describes an evolution of his skills in blending throughout his life and how these skills translate to his promise to cigar lovers, reaching different milestones.