I’ve said this several times, 2011 is a huge year for E.P. Carrillo. They have been very active in the release category. Earlier this spring, E.P. Carrillo released two new additions to their core line – the E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut and the E.P. Carrillo Elencos (the rebranding of the E.P. Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2010). However, as they say on those infomercials – “but wait, there’s more”. Just hitting the retailer stores is the new E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2011.
The E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2011 is the follow-up to the E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2010. As implied by the name, “Short Run” implies limited edition – meaning the cigar is meant to be produced in a limited batch on a yearly basis. I was a big fan of the E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2010 and rated this cigar my #15 Cigar of the Year.
Here is a little preliminary information on the Short Run 2011. One of my buddies just got a box for Father’s Day and this made me realize that I should share some information on this cigar.
The blend has some similarities on the surface to the Short Run 2010. The Short Run 2011 uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper as opposed to an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper than was used on the Short Run 2010.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
As always, I love how E.P. Carrillo uses creative names for the vitolas. There are three vitolas for the Short Run 2011 and these differ in names from the Short Run 2010.
Bombones: 4 7/8 x 50
Canonazos: 5 7/8 x 52
Inmensos: 6 1/4 x 60
The word is the Habano wrapper will provide a stronger smoke for the Short Run 2011 as opposed to the Short Run 2010. Word is also 1500 boxes are being produced for this run as well. Stay tuned to Cigar Coop as this will be sampled in the near future.
Updated (6/26/11): Corrected Vitola sizes.
Update (6/27/11): Here is my review of the E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2011