Two of E.P. Carrillo’s newer lines are receiving a facelift in terms of packaging as a part of the company’s portfolio overhaul. At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, E.P. Carrillo showcased the new look for the E.P. Carrillo New Wave Reserva and E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro. Both cigars are now a part of the company’s Elite Series.
The E.P. Carrillo New Wave Reserva is a line introduced in 2014 at InterTabac in Dortmund, Germany and shortly after made its way to the U.S. market. The blend remains the same before: Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler. The line is being streamline to fix sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 52), Belicoso D’Oro (5 3/4 x 52), Supremo (5 1/8 x 56), and Immerses (6 x 60). Three sizes (Corona Extra, Elegantes, and Soberanos Real) are no longer being offered.
The E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro was introduced at last year’s IPCPR Trade Show. For this release, the blend also remains the same. It is still offered with the Mexcian San Andes Oscuro wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and Nicaraguan filler. It is now offered in four sizes: Robusto Gordo (5 x 54), Small Churchill (5 1/2 x 50), Especial No. 6, and Pyramids Royal (6 x 52). Two sizes (Dimamicos and Nationals) are no longer being offered.
Both cigars remain packaged in 24 count boxes.
A third blend, the E.P. Carrillo Capa De Sol was also introduced that is a part of the Elite Series.