Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. wanted to pay tribute to the men and women that enabled his family’s name to carry great weight in the cigar business, first with La Gloria Cubana and now with E.P. Carrillo. To do so, he crafted a cigar with a fitting name—Perez-Carrillo La Historia.

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It pays tribute to both his parents, wife and children—all of whom have had a hand in the company’s cigar business. It will use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. It will come in three box-pressed sizes: El Senador (5 3/8 x 52), which is named after Ernesto Carrillo Sr., who was a Cuban senator; Doña Elena (6 1/8 x 50), named after Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s wife, and E-III (6 7/8 x 54), a nod to his son Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III, who worked for the company. According to Cigar Insider, pricing will be $7.25-$8.25 per cigar.

The cigar has been previously known as both Perez-Carrillo and La Historia, but the release is in fact one singular line, joining the INCH C-99, Tuxedo Edition sampler and 5th Anniversary as part of the company’s IPCPR convention and trade show new releases. La Historia will go on sale in August. When first announced, the company planned four sizes, but it will only debut three at the trade show next week.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.