E.P. Carrillo will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year with a new limited edition release that is slated to be released in the fall.

It will be a single vitola release, a 6 1/2 x 54 toro that will use an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Ecuadorian Corojo ’99 binder and three Nicaraguan varietals in the filler.

Only 3,000 ten-count boxes are being released, with single stick prices slated to have an MSRP of $8.50 per cigar. It is expected that the new cigar will be on display in the company’s booth at this month’s IPCPR Convention and Trade Show kicking off July 19th in Las Vegas, Nev., but it is unclear in exactly what form as the company has not released pictures of the cigar nor has it announced a formal name for the project. A company representative told halfwheel that it is expected to be in store by October.

Like all of EPC’s releases, it will be made at the company’s Tabacalera La Alianza factory in the Dominican Republic.

This celebratory release joins the INCH C-99 and La Historia lines as the company’s announced new releases for the trade show. The company also recently announced a new 60-ring gauge sampler called Tuxedo Edition that includes new 60-ring gauge vitolas of the Cardinal and E-Stunner lines. It has been confirmed that both of those cigars will become regular production sizes in the future.

The initial report of the E.P. Carrillo 5th Anniversary cigar was first published in Cigar Insider.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.