Cigars

Limited-Edition Inch Coming From E.P. Carrillo

Jun 20, 2019 | By David Savona
Limited-Edition Inch Coming From E.P. Carrillo
The Inch Limited Edition 2019 is 6 1/8 inches long and, true to its name, is one-inch thick with a 64 ring gauge.

The Inch, one of the best-selling smokes from Hall of Fame cigarmaker Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, will soon have a short-run version.

The Inch Limited Edition 2019, which begins shipping in September, will be made with an entirely Nicaraguan core and finished with a Connecticut Habano wrapper. The one-size smoke is 6 1/8 inches long and, true to its name, is one-inch thick with a 64 ring gauge.

EPC Cigar Co. is limiting production to 20,000 cigars, 2,000 boxes of 10. The cigar will retail for $15 and is rolled at Tabacalera La Alianza in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Perez-Carrillo said this cigar is the result of several years of tobacco accumulation and tinkering with blending ultra-fat cigars.

“A vision from my son and the creative side of my daughter, along with a selection of aged tobaccos accumulated over the years, allowed me to create this commemorative blend for our flagship line,” he said. “The Limitada is years of thought as to what blend gets me closer to mastering big-ring-gauge blending.”

Perez-Carrillo has been at the forefront of the fat cigar trend. When he made La Gloria Cubanas in the late-1990s, he created an ultra-thick line of smokes called La Gloria Cubana Serie R, which pushed 6 by 60 cigars into the mainstream.

Perez-Carrillo, who was inducted into the Cigar Aficionado Hall of Fame in 2012, is the maker of the E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic, Cigar Aficionado’s 2018 Cigar of the Year.

Dominican Republic IPCPR 2019 EPC Cigar Co.

More in Cigars

See all
Punch Releasing a New Value Brand Called Knuckle Buster

Punch Releasing a New Value Brand Called Knuckle Buster

Punch Knuckle Buster is a wallet-friendly, relatively inexpensive brand coming out next month that’s …

Feb 21, 2020
My Father Expanding The Judge and La Opulencia

My Father Expanding The Judge and La Opulencia

My Father Cigars is adding new sizes to two of its regular-production Nicaraguan lines.

Feb 18, 2020
Avo Improvisation LE20 Coming Next Month

Avo Improvisation LE20 Coming Next Month

Although jazz musician and cigar icon Avo Uvezian passed away in 2017, his tradition of celebratory …

Feb 14, 2020
Illusione to Release PCA-Exclusive Smoke

Illusione to Release PCA-Exclusive Smoke

Illusione Cigars will be introducing a new size to its Cigares Privé line this summer, but retailers …

Feb 12, 2020
Rocky Patel to Launch Official Smoke for Cigar Smoking World Championship

Rocky Patel to Launch Official Smoke for Cigar Smoking World Championship

Cigarmaker Rocky Patel has announced a new line called Cigar Smoking World Championship.

Feb 10, 2020
Quai d’Orsay Edición Limitada Now For Sale in France

Quai d’Orsay Edición Limitada Now For Sale in France

It’s a little late to the market, but the Cuban Quai d’Orsay Senadores Edición Limitada for 2019 is …

Feb 6, 2020