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E.P. Carrillo La Historia E-III
2021

E.P. Carrillo La Historia E-III

Rank: 24
Rating: 92
Price: $12.05
Made By: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Factory Location: Dominican Republic
Dimensions: 6 7/8" by 54 ring gauge
Filler: Nicaragua
Binder: Ecuador
Wrapper: Mexico
Strength: Medium-Full

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.