E.P. Carrillo Ships Pledge

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The new Perez-Carrillo Pledge from E.P. Carrillo is on its way to retailers.

The line, which was originally due out in August, uses a Connecticut Havana-seed wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan filler. It is made at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A., the company’s factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

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Additionally, the company has given names and prices to the two sizes in the line, as the 5 x 50 robusto is called Prequel and priced at $10.75, while the 6 x 52 toro is named Sojourn and has an MSRP of $12. Both are offered in 10-count boxes, with the company producing 1,250 boxes of each size for the release. The company previously said that more sizes are slated to be added it the future.

At the moment, 1,250 boxes of each size are being released, though it is a full production line.

The company is also running a contest as part of the launch, as Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. has signed the bands of 12 cigars — six of each of the Sojourn and Prequel — and if a consumer finds a signed band, they win a Pledge-branded 75-count humidor as well as cutter and lighter set, but unfortunately no cigars due to FDA regulations.

An earlier version of this article identified Pledge as a limited edition; it is a regular production line, with a limited amount currently shipping. We regret the error.

Images via E.P. Carrillo.

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