E.P. Carrillo has once again teamed up with online retailer Bespoke Post for a cigar-themed holiday box, and once again it includes a pair of previously unreleased cigars.
The Churchill Box, which was released earlier this week, features four E.P. Carrillo cigars, two of which are regular releases: a 5 x 50 E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Brilliantes, and a 6 1/8 x 50 Perez-Carrillo La Historia Doña Elena.
Also included are two unreleased cigars, the first of which is billed as a prototype for the E.P. Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary that came out in August. This prototype measures 6 3/4 x 49 and uses an Ecuador Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and filler from the Dominican Republic, a completely different blend and size from the cigar that was actually released, though it does share the same primary band.
The second cigar is simply called the Unreleased Family Blend #0409, described as being a unique, unreleased blend from E.P. Carrillo’s personal humidor. It measures 6 1/2 x 54 and uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler for a medium-to-full bodied cigar.
The box also includes a small humidification pack from Boveda, four cedar spills from Commonwealth Cedar Spills, an unbranded guillotine cigar cutter, a reclaimed wood ashtray/candleholder from Europe2You and a candle from Bespoke Post. It sells for $55 per box, or $45 as part of a Bespoke Post subscription.
It’s the second straight year that E.P Carrillo has worked with Bespoke Post on a Churchill box; last year’s version included the regular production Edición Limitada 2013 and Inaugural Limitada 2009, along with a variant of the Edición Limitada 2013 and another unreleased cigar called Family Blend #809.
Production numbers for the project have not yet been announced, as Lissette Perez-Carrillo deferred all questions about the project to Bespoke Post, saying that the project belongs to them. She did confirm that all the details about the cigars are accurate, however.
A representative from Bespoke Post said that the number of boxes being produced is not being disclosed.
(Images courtesy of Bespoke Post)