Inch by E.P. Carrillo – linked from

Back in May, E.P. Carrillo announced the new Inch by E.P. Carrillo blend.  We summarized some preliminary information from Cigar Aficionado.  Our friends at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal broke some news earlier today that the Inch will be shipped before the 2012 IPCPR show and were kind enough to also allow us to share this information.

You can read the full article here which contains information on the price points and some additional photos.

The Inch marks the third E.P. Carrillo blend to be released this year joining the E.P. Carrillo NWC Short Run 2012 and the retail exclusive E.P. Carrillo Atlantic 15th Anniversary.  The Inch is a cigar that is geared at big ring gauge cigar enthusiasts with three vitolas starting with a 60 ring gauge as the smallest offering.

As you can see from the photo, the banding marks a radical departure from the traditional E.P. Carrillo banding.

Blend Profile

The blend features a mix of Nicaraguan binder and Dominican filler for
both the Ecuadorian Sumatra and Connecticut Broadleaf releases.  Production will be capped at 125,000 total cigars annually due to tobacco supplies.

Inch (Ecuadorian Sumatra)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican (Piloto Cubano, Corojo and Criollo ’98)

Inch (Connecticut Broadleaf)
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican (Piloto Cubano, Corojo and Criollo ’98)

Vitolas Available

60 Ring Gauge: 5 7/8 x 60
62 Ring Gauge: 5 x 62
64 Ring Gauge: 6 1/4 x 64