On Wednesday, Smokin’ Joe’s in Alcoa, Tenn. announced the arrival of the E.P. Carrillo Lounge Exclusive, a cigar being produced exclusively for them in recognition of being the first E.P. Carrillo branded lounge in the world.
Image via Smokin’ Joe’s Facebook page
According to Smokin’ Joe’s owner, Mike Hicks, the E.P. Carrillo Smokin’ Joe’s Lounge Exclusive is a single vitola 6 x 54 that uses a Brazilian Habano Maduro wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and a filler blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobacco.
The store has received its initial shipment of 100 20-count boxes of the cigar, and while it is limited to Smokin’ Joe’s, it will be available on a regular basis in the store. The cigar sells for $8.49 each.
The cigar will make its formal debut on February 28th at an event with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and members of his family.
Smokin’ Joe’s became the first E.P. Carrillo lounge in the country last fall, with the lounge’s remodel being completed in November, and currently is the only E.P. Carrillo lounge in existence. E.P. Carrillo joins My Father Cigars as notable manufacturers offering lounge exclusive cigars.