For better brand recognition across the Perez-Carrillo series of smokes, E.P. Carrillo Cigar Co. will be changing the secondary bands on three of its lines, reinforcing the brand identity of each cigar.
The new bands will appear on the La Historia, Encore and Pledge lines, and will all denote their respective brands. Previously, the bands read “Perez-Carrillo.” The secondary band wrapped around the new Allegiance cigar will not change, as it already has the word “Allegiance” printed across the label. These four brands form the Perez-Carrillo Series.
With the exception of Allegiance, which has yet to be rated by Cigar Aficionado, these cigars have performed exceptionally well in our blind tastings. The La Historia has appeared on our Top 25 Cigars of the Year list (appearing as No. 2), but the Encore Majestic and Pledge Prequel have both been named Cigar of the Year.
E.P. Carrillo will let existing stock with the old bands run out and the new bands should start appearing on the cigars next week.