E.P. Carrillo Encore

  • Origin Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper Nicaragua
  • Binder Nicaragua
  • Filler Nicaragua
  • Strength Medium-Full

It’s not easy being known as the “Godfather” of premium cigars, but it is a title that Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Jr. wears well. Since 1980, Ernesto has been making some of the most sought-after cigars in the world. His journey began in father’s (Ernesto Sr.) El Credito cigar factory in Little Havana, Miami in the mid 1970s. 4 years later, his father passed away and Jr. took the reins. He carried within him the 4 greatest lessons his father taught him: dedication to work, humility, patience and respect. These principles have guided him throughout his life and career. He is always patient and willing to lend a hand to friends in need, and it’s why he’s often known as the “godfather.” He may not be your relative, but he’s always around to provide advice or a helping hand to other cigar makers. He’s truly one of the nicest people in the cigar industry.

The Encore by E.P. Carrillo pays homage to Ernesto’s family, who has been in the cigar industry for generations. This blend is part of the ‘Family Series’ in E.P.C’s portfolio, the best cigars that he has produced. Hours upon hours have been spent blending and tweaking this blend until a cigar worthy of the Family Series stature was created. The tobacco used in this premium cigar is completely Nicaraguan. The actual tobacco itself was aged in a technique many don’t use anymore, tercios. Tercios is when the tobacco is bailed and wrapped in the bark of palm trees. This process gives the tobacco a unique flavor profile. This passion for tobacco has made Ernest Perez-Carrillo one of the best master blenders in the world. After smoking this cigar you will want to light up another instantly, hence Encore.