A fifth size is coming to E.P. Carrillo’s La Historia line, and one will be an exclusive to the Tobacconists Association of America (TAA). The company has announced it is adding the La Historia 656 as an exclusive that will be a part of the 2019 TAA Exclusive series. The cigar will be made available to TAA retailers at the organization’s annual convention that takes place March 17 – 21 at Casa del Campo.
The blend features a San Andres wrapper over an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The 656 is a 6 x 56 box-pressed offering. It is offered in ten-count boxes. Cigar Aficionado reported the pricing set at $11.50.
This is the second consecutive year E.P. Carrillo has released an exclusive cigar to the TAA. Last year the company released the E.P. Carrillo TAA Exclusive cigar.
Typically TAA Exclusive Cigars are unveiled at the annual convention and made available to the approximately 80 retail members. The members come together at the annual convention and collectively make high volume purchases on cigars in exchange for exclusive promotions and pricing.
While other companies are expected to make TAA releases, very few make formal announcements on the products being offered to the TAA. The TAA also does not make formal announcements. The E.P. Carrillo La Historia 656 joins Crowned Heads’ The Angel’s Anvil 2019, and Eiroa Jamastran as TAA releases Cigar Coop has been able to confirm thus far.
At a glance, here is a look at the E.P. Carrillo La Historia line:
Blend and Origin
The blend is a multi-national blend with tobaccos from four countries. The wrapper is a San Andres Mexican, the first regular production E.P. Carrillo cigar to use it.
Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.