Despite claims at IPCPR 2011 that the Short Run series was likely not going to make an appearance in 2012, E.P. Carrillo has began taking orders on its newest limited edition, the E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Short Run 2012.
The cigar actually made its fist appearance at an event at Casa de Montecristo on December 8, 2011 as an event promotion, but the details were scarce. Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III told me, “we wondered how it would taste if we combined our New Wave Connecticut with our Core Maduro. We like both cigars and they really do well for us.” The end result is being heralded as a beefed up NWC.
For the NWC Short Run 2012, EPC took the filler and wrapper from the Core Line Maduro. But, instead of using the Connecticut Broadleaf as a wrapper, which is the role it serves on the Core Line Maduro, they opted to use it as the binder. The most outside leaf (wrapper) is the same Ecuadorian Connecticut found on the NWC.
Three sizes will of the E.P. Carrillo NWC Short Run 2012 will be offered, each limited to 1,000 boxes:
- Exquisitos (4 7/8 x 50) — $6.35 (Boxes of 24, $152.40)
- Invictos (5 7/8 x 52) — $7.10 (Boxes of 24, $170.40)
- Reinados (6 1/4 x 60) — $8.60 (Boxes of 24, $206.40)
The NWC Short Run will feature the same white band as the regular NWC and a secondary Short Run band in white.
E.P. Carrillo plans to begin shipping the NWC Short Run 2012 between late February and early March.