E.P. Carrillo Unveils Seleccion Oscuro Ahead of IPCPR (Update)

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E.P. Carrillo is promising both line extensions and a new line to be unveiled at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show this week, and over the weekend they announced the latter, Seleccion Oscuro.

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The announcement came via a video released on the company’s Facebook pages, with the line already added to the company’s website.

The Seleccion Oscuro line uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper with an Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan fillers. In the video, Lissette Perez-Carrillo describes the cigar as having top notes of pepper, middle notes of woods and nuts and a bottom note of sweetness.

It is being released in six sizes, all in 24-count boxes: Robusto Gordo (5 x 54, MSRP $7.50 per cigar, $180 per box), Nacionales (5 1/2 x 44, $6.50, $156), Small Churchill (5 1/2 x 50, $7.25, $174), Especial No. 6 (6 x 52, $8, $192), Pirmades Royal (6 x 52 torpedo, $8.25, $198) and Dinamicos (6 7/8 x 49, $8.25, $198).

It is expected to be in stores in late July or early August.

(Images via E.P. Carrillo’s Facebook page)

Update (July 13, 2015) — added pricing and box count information.

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