Federal Cigar will be getting a new store exclusive from E.P. Carrillo, one that looks quite similar to another cigar released for the store just over a year ago.

The E.P. Carrillo Medalla d’Platino is heading to the New Hampshire retailer in the coming weeks, as Derek Sells, the northeastern sales rep for EPC Cigar Co., announced the cigar’s release via a picture on his Instagram account Tuesday:

The blend is similar to the 2012 Short Run and Medalla d’Oro but uses the same corojo wrapper found on the new INCH C-99 in place of the original cigar’s Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf while maintaining the same ligero-enhanced filler of the Medalla d’Oro. It measures 6 1/2 x 44 and comes in ten-count boxes, traits it shares with the E.P. Carrillo Medalla d’Oro that was released in March 2013 for Federal Cigar’s 92nd anniversary. That cigar was also based on the E.P. Carrillo 2012 Short Run, but with more ligero added to the blend. The foil has changed from gold to a platinum color, with the band changing as well and looking to be the same one used on the company’s Cardinal line, with no secondary band added.

Only 250 boxes are being produced, with single stick pricing set at $8.76 per cigar before taxes. The cigar is expected to arrive in the next two to three weeks, and like all E.P. Carrillo releases is made at the company’s Tabacalara La Alianza S.A. factory in the Dominican Republic.

Patrick Lagreid

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