E.P. Carrillo is releasing a pair of new event-only cigar packs that will give consumers the chance to experience a new variation on the Inch line as well as some of the blends that led to the company’s other regular production lines.

The E.P. Carrillo Inch Event Pack comes with three cigars that use a Nicaraguan-grown wrapper from the country’s Jalapa region, while the binder and filler are a combination of the Inch Nicaragua and the two Dominican-made Inch lines, though the company isn’t disclosing the specific components being used. Each pack contains three of the same cigars, coming in a 5 x 64 petit gordo vitola.

The second pack features four cigars, all in a toro vitola, and which draw on eight different blends. The company isn’t disclosing all the details about the blends, but Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. told halfwheel that the blends are based on four different wrappers, a Connecticut leaf, a habano, a Sumatra, and a maduro capa, with some of those wrappers coming from Nicaragua and Ecuador.

While the company isn’t actively soliciting feedback on the cigars in the packs as it did with the Platinum Bash packs that were released in July, it does welcome comments on them via social media. Whether or not any of the cigars end up getting a regular release remains to be seen; Perez-Carrillo said that he was pretty comfortable with where the Inch line is at the moment, and didn’t anticipate that the cigars in the event-only packs would get a regular production release.

The company has released 7,500 of each pack, which will be available with box purchases at E.P. Carrillo events starting this month.

Images courtesy of E.P. Carrillo.

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