E.P. Carrillo has announced its E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro 2022 release. It’s the second Short Run release since the series returned in 2016 after a five-year hiatus.
The E.P. Short Run Retro 2022 is a maduro cigar. The company told Cigar Aficionado the blend features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, an Ecuadorian binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan, Mexican, and Honduran fillers. It is the first time that that Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. has worked with Honduran tobacco since his days when he still was at General Cigar.
The cigar will come in the same three sizes as the Short Run Retro 2021: The sizes are: Short Play (Robusto): 5 x 50; Extended Play (Toro): 6 x 52; and Long Play (Gordo) 6 x 60. Each of the cigars are packaged in 24-count boxes. A total of 40,000 cigars are to be offered to 150 stores.
The “retro” theme was introduced in 2021. It was inspired by the fact that the company adorned the cigars and packaging with the original E.P. Carrillo logo for the boxes and bands.
At a glance, here is a look at the E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro 2022:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Mexican, Honduran
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza
Short Play: 5 x 50
Extended Play: 6 x 52
Long Play: 6 x 60
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