E.P. Carrillo’s Pledge line is getting a new limited edition lonsdale this September, and it will make its debut at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

Lissette Perez-Carrillo told halfwheel that the cigar is box-pressed and measures 6 1/2 inches long and has a 43 ring gauge, the same size that the company introduced to its La Historia line in October 2021. It will retail for $12 per cigar and be offered in 20-count boxes, with just 1,500 boxes being produced by the company’s Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. factory in the Dominican Republic.

The blend for the new size remains the same, using a Connecticut habano wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan fillers. This becomes the fourth vitola release in the Perez-Carrillo Pledge line, two of which are regular production, while the most recent release, Apogee, was also a limited edition:

    • Perez-Carrillo Pledge Prequel (5 x 50) — September 2020 — Regular Production
    • Perez-Carrillo Pledge Sojourn (6 x 52) — September 2020 — Regular Production
    • Perez-Carrillo Pledge Apogee (6 1/4 x 58) — October 2021 — 3,000 Boxes of 10 Cigars (30,000 Total Cigars)
    • Perez-Carrillo Pledge Lonsdale Limitada (6 1/2 x 43) — September 2022 — 1,500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (30,000 Total Cigars)

    The new size is expected to begin shipping in September.

    Image courtesy of E.P. Carrillo.

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