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  • News & Features : January 23, 2009
    Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the longtime maker of La Gloria Cubana cigars and one of the best known names in the premium cigar business, is leaving the General Cigar Co./Swedish Match AB umbrella. He will officially leave the company on March 15.


  • News & Features : May 31, 1997
    Owner, El Credito Cigar Co., makers of La Gloria Cubana, La Hoja Selecta, El Rico Habano and Dos Gonzales cigars.


  • News & Features : August 4, 2011
    Crowned Heads LLC, the Nashville, Tennessee, cigar company formed by former executives from C.A.O., has joined with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the veteran cigarmaker who once rolled La Gloria Cubana cigars in Miami. Perez-Carrillo is going to make Four Kicks, the first cigar for Crowned Heads.


  • Blogs : David Savona : April 8, 2009
    I’m always happy when Ernesto Perez-Carrillo comes to New York. I’ve known him since my early days at Cigar Aficionado , and El Credito Cigars in Miami was the first cigar factory I ever visited. On that first meeting, he welcomed me with a baggie of unbanded lonsdales that blew me away with power, spice and flavor.


  • News & Features : June 23, 2011
    Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the man who once made La Gloria Cubanas in Miami, has launched his second E.P. Carrillo Short Run cigar. The smokes are on their way to cigar stores now.



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  • Blogs : David Savona : April 8, 2009
    I’m always happy when Ernesto Perez-Carrillo comes to New York. I’ve known him since my early days at Cigar Aficionado , and El Credito Cigars in Miami was the first cigar factory I ever visited. On that first meeting, he welcomed me with a baggie of unbanded lonsdales that blew me away with power, spice and flavor.


  • Blogs : David Savona : September 7, 2007
    Being in Little Havana just isn’t complete without a visit to Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the maker of La Gloria Cubana cigars. I stopped by El Credito Cigars, his cigar factory and shop on Calle Ocho, near the corner of 11th Avenue, earlier this week for some lunch and a chat about cigars.


  • If you're looking for a draw-testing machine at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo's Tabacalera La Alianza factory in the Dominican Republic, you're wasting your time. "If you need a draw tester, than you shouldn't be making cigars," he said succinctly. He didn't just say it to me, but to an entire group of attendees at the ProCigar Festival. The tour of his factory was one of many being offered at this week's Dominican Cigar fest.


  • Blogs : David Savona : February 16, 2010
     I spent Monday afternoon in Santiago, Dominican Republic, with one of the true masters of the cigar business, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. You know him from his years at La Gloria Cubana, first in Miami, later in the Dominican Republic.


  • Blogs : David Savona : July 2, 2009
    This has been a short but busy work week, especially Monday: I spent the early afternoon with the Perez-Carrillo family, and the early evening with the Quesada family. There are some similarities here beyond the obvious—each family is among the elite of cigarmakers.



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  • Big Smoke 2012-Industry Veterans

    Gordon Mott and David Savona speak with longtime cigarmakers Carlos Fuente Jr., Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and Eric Newman.


  • La Gloria Cubana

    La Gloria Cubana's Ernesto Perez-Carrillo talks about growth and success in cigars.


  • Dave Visits Padilla Cigar Factory

    Senior editor David Savona recently took a trip to Little Havana and spoke with Ernesto Padilla at his new cigar factory.




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