E.P. Carrillo Close to Releasing Edición Limitada 2013

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The E.P. Carrillo Edición Limitada 2013 will soon be making its way to retail shelves, as  Bob Moreno, the company’s vice-president of sales, said that stores should expect delivery within the next two weeks.

The cigar was shown off at the 2013 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show this summer, but purely on a display basis as the cigars were still in the production process. Information at the time of the trade show was limited, but the company appears to have kept the project on schedule as they were planning to have them at retail in October.

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This year’s release is the fifth Edición Limitada from E.P. Carrillo, who began the line in 2009 as the first release under his new company. This year’s blend uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a dual binder of Nicaragua and Brazilian Habano leaves, with filler coming from Nicaragua. As with previous releases, it will be available in a single vitola, a 6 1/8 x 54 parejo, the first time this size has been used for an Edición Limitada.  Moreno describes the cigar as medium to full bodied.

One notable change this year is that the box count is moving from 10 cigars to 20 cigars, though Moreno wasn’t able to immediately provide an explanation for the change. There will be 1,500 individually numbered boxes produced for a total of 30,000 cigars, making this the second largest E.P. Carrillo Edición Limitada to date. In 2009, 150,000 cigars were released, while in 2010 just 10,000 cigars were produced. In 2011 the number jumped to 20,000 cigars before falling back to 15,000 cigars in 2012.

Suggested retail price for the E.P. Carrillo  2013 Edición Limitada is $15.00 per cigar and $300.00 per box.

EP Carrillo 2013 Edicion Limitada Closed Box

 

All four previous E.P. Carrillo Edición Limitadas have been reviewed on halfwheel: the 2009 was reviewed here and reduxed here, the 2010 was reviewed here, the 2011 here and the 2012 here.

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Patrick Lagreid
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