After introducing 10 new lines and discontinuing four others at last year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, E.P. Carrillo is keeping it a bit more low key this year, launching just one brand and showing off another that will not be shipped until 2018.


A line that was first released in 2011, the Elenco is being released in the same three vitolas and is composed of a Brazilian wrapper covering a binder from Ecuador and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. All three vitolas are packaged in boxes of 20 and should be shipping to retailers in mid-October.

  • Wrapper: Brazil
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Elencos Don Rubino (5 1/4 x 50) — $8.25 (Boxes of 20, $165)
  • Elencos Elites (6 x 54) — $9 (Boxes of 20, $180)
  • Elencos Acto Mayor (6 1/4 x 52) — $9.25 (Boxes of 20, $185)

Launch Date: October 2017

Perez Carrillo Encore

The company declined to tell us anything about this release, other than it will be released in three different vitolas sometime in 2018.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed

Launch Date: 2018

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.