EPC To Release TAA Exclusive In La Historia Line

EPC To Release TAA Exclusive In La Historia Line

The Godfather of thick cigars is once again living up to his name. Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, owner of EPC Cigar Co., will be releasing a heavy ring-gauge cigar just for members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America, and it’s a pretty big smoke. 

Called the La Historia TAA 656, the upcoming cigar measures 6 inches long by 56 ring gauge. While this isn’t as large as some of Perez-Carrillo’s other cigars, it’s still quite a hefty size.

“The 56 ring gauge is one of my favorite sizes,” Perez-Carrillo said. “It adds a whole new dimension to the La Historia blend and brings out the type of complexity and flavors I look for in a cigar.”

La Historias are made in the Dominican Republic at Perez-Carrillo’s La Alianza factory. The cigars consist of a dark, Mexican wrapper, Ecuadoran binder and Nicaraguan filler. The La Historia E-III, which measures 6 7/8 by 54, was named No. 2 Cigar of 2014 by Cigar Aficionado, with a score of 95 points. (Perez-Carrillo’s Encore Majestic is the reigning Cigar of the Year.) 

Slated for a May release, the TAA 656 will retail for $11.50 per smoke and come in 10-count boxes.

TAA exclusives such as this one are made especially for retailers who are part of the Tobacconists’ Association of America.