When the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show opens on Saturday morning, E.P. Carrillo will be showing off a new size of its Pledge line called Apogee.

So far, the length of the cigar—6 1/4 inches—has been announced via a report in Cigar Aficionadoas well as that it will have an MSRP of $15 per cigar and that it will be limited to 3,000 boxes of 10 cigars. Additionally, the Perez-Carrillo Pledge Apogee is expected to ship in October. In the report, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. hinted that the cigars will be a thicker ring gauge, but did not specify anything beyond that he expected them to satisfy the cravings of bigger ring gauge smokers.

Lissette Perez-Carrillo confirmed the accuracy of the report to halfwheel.

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