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    Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Leaves General Cigar

    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. January 23, 2009.

  2. News & Features: Cigar Stars

    An Interview with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

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

  3. News & Features: News & Features

    EXCLUSIVE: Crowned Heads Pair with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

    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. August 4, 2011.

  4. Blogs: David Savona

    Smoking with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

    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. April 8, 2009.

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    Second Short Run from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Debuts

    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. June 23, 2011.

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  1. Blogs: David Savona

    Smoking with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

    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. April 8, 2009.

  2. Blogs: David Savona

    Sitting Down with La Gloria’s Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

    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. September 7, 2007.

  3. Blogs: Gregory Mottola

    ProCigar Festival: Ernesto and an Earthquake

    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. .

  4. Blogs: David Savona

    Visiting a Cigar Master in the Dominican Republic

     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. February 16, 2010.

  5. Blogs: David Savona

    The Cigar Guys (And Gals) Come to Town

    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. July 2, 2009.

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

  2. 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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