While there is nothing as extravagant as the 10 Year Anniversary Box the company released at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, E.P. Carrillo is using PCA 2021 to unveil two new products, both of which are additions to existing lines.

While the basic layout of the E.P. Carrillo booth is the same as 2019, there are some obvious changes that make it look very different. Those include new art on top of each of the corner display cases, a new royal blue carpet and the removal of a large display touting the company’s first-place showing in Cigar Aficionado’s 2020 Top 25 Cigar of the Year list, which had the effect of opening up the booth significantly.

Perez-Carillo La Historia Parientes

This addition features the thinnest ring gauge in the La Historia line by far and is also the only vitola to be packaged in 20-count boxes.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Ecuador (Sumatra)
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Perez-Carillo La Historia Parientes (6 3/4 x 43) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)

Production: 500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (10,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: September 2021

Perez-Carrillo Pledge Apogee

The third vitola in E.P. Carrillo’s Pledge line features a name that refers to the highest point that can be reached in the development of a product or situation. It is also the first limited edition in the line and features the largest ring gauge in the Pledge brand so far.

  • Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Habano)
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Perez-Carrillo Pledge Apogee (6 1/4 x 58) — $15 (Box of 10, $150)

Production: 3,000 Boxes of 10 Cigars (30,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: October 2021

Drew Estate is the sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show

Brooks Whittington

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.