E.P. Carrillo La Historia E-III
He’s been making cigars for more than 50 years, and the past few have brought immense success for Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the maker of Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year for 2020. His La Historia blend has been lauded by this magazine before—back in 2014, it was named No. 2 Cigar of the Year. It returns to our list with its bold, flavorful blend, redolent of coffee, wood and earth, even a touch of briny olive. It’s made with Nicaraguan filler tobaccos (a longtime Perez-Carrillo favorite) with an Ecuadoran binder and a dark wrapper leaf grown in the open sunlight of Mexico’s lush San Andrés Valley. The hits keep coming for Perez-Carrillo, who shows no signs of slowing down.