E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro

For the second year in a row, E.P. Carrillo Cigars is releasing a limited amount of Short Runs with a whole new blend this week to stores across the country. Inventory is very tight so contact your local tobacconist and ask for Carrillo Cigars by name!
Available in three sizes, the Retro Short Play is the robusto. The Retro Extended Play is our toro and the Retro Long Play is our longest smoke of the bunch the gordo. The blend includes an USA Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and a mix of Mexican, Honduran and Nicaraguan filler.
In Ernesto's words, the Honduran leaf is where this blend really started. “I wanted to see if I could make some blends with Honduran tobaccos,” says Perez-Carrillo. “Just before the pandemic I got two bales of Honduran tobaccos from Jamastran, from the Plasencia family. We started doing experiments with that…The last time I used Honduran tobacco was when I did the Artesanos de Miami. We used that tobacco as a binder at that time. I’ve never used it since.”


Short Run Retro is a very good cigar indeed. It features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and filler. It has a nice floral tobacco taste with a few earthy and nutty undertones. It is a medium to full bodied smoke but not too overpowering. It also burns evenly and has a nice draw. When you inhale, you will get a peppery tobacco taste. It is not a very complex cigar, but it is a very good one, nonetheless.

Aroma of the E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro cigar is a mix of wood and earth with tobacco sweetness. With cold draw, you will observe the light cedar aroma with mild spiciness. Regarding flavor: In the beginning, you will get toasted cedar and pepper taste. The strength of flavor here is slightly below medium which gets intense with the second third and final thirds gives light mustiness and black pepper background added in.
The burn of E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro cigar is a bit wavy but totally flawless which means you don’t need any intervention. The ash is pretty much firm and stays with quarter increments.
The balance of air flow and resistant is well-balanced in E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro cigar which makes its draw perfect.
Ernesto P. Carrillo, or EP for short, made the E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro cigar. Everyone in the cigar industry knows E. P. Carrillo is a master blender. He is also the owner of EPC cigars, a boutique brand based out of Miami, Florida. E. P. Carrillo is responsible for creating blends for all of his brands. He decided to make this cigar because of his passion for the Cuban style. These Short Runs are a Limited Edition and a treat for the Cigar Aficionados.