E.P. Carrillo Cigars
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan Dominican
Blender/Creator: Ernesto Carrillo
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Ralph Larson
Date Purchased: January 23, 2019
Date Smoked: November 3, 2022
COVID-19 Day 956
COVID-19 Day 623
Eureka! Right away, I’m blown away once again by this E.P. Carrillo La Historia El Senador (Robusto) by E.P. Carrillo Cigars.
From chewy smoke, earthy espresso, dark coffee, and dark chocolate tobacco flavors come to me thru a perfect draw once I figured out how much to snip off the cap. A white pepper spice zings me on the retrohale.
Moving onto the second third as this La Historia warms up, creaminess enters the picture that becomes the perfect complement to the chocolate tobacco flavors that I’m diggin’!
It should be no secret that this is probably my favorite E.P. Carrillo blend… as I’m now detecting some black cherry tobacco flavors that will take me to the glorious end to this excellent cigar.
Smoke Time: 90 Minutes
Until next time…
COVID-19 Day 529
I’ve been eyeballing’ this E.P. Carrillo “La Historia” El Senador (Robusto) by E.P. Carrillo Cigars for quite some time now since I haven’t smoked it in almost 6-months!
I know this Mexican San Andrés wrapped gem in this La Historia will transcend!
COVID-19 Day 364
I was craving this E.P. Carrillo La Historia El Senador (Robusto) by E.P. Carrillo Cigars today…
A delicious cigar! Definitely Box Worthy!
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 88: 3.25-Mile Cigar
It’s always a good day when I get to choose an E.P. Carrillo La Historia El Senador (Robusto) for a morning Cigar Walk.
I’ve been experimenting lately with a V-Cut vs. a Straight-Cut as I’m testing my assumptions on how this colder weather is affecting my smoking experience with these morning cigars lately. I think there may be something to the Straight-Cut per the last few Cigar Walks I’ve had… I seem to get better performance and more mileage as a result of the Straight-cut… basically, there’s less plugging and tar accumulation at the final last third of these cigars… I’m guessing the colder weather (freezing temperatures) helps the body produce more bodily fluids… Just sayin’
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 88: 2.25-Mile Cigar
Solid deliciousness in the E.P. Carrillo La Historia El Senador (5.3” x 52, Robusto). I didn’t want this 2.25-Mile Cigar to end on this morning’s #CigarWalk.
I was actually hoping this would last a little longer… maybe I was getting too greedy for this delicious cigar. I’ll just have to hurry up and spark it again real soon!
I was looking forward to this La Historia cigar from E.P. Carrillo Cigars.
After enjoying this rustic dark rich colored chocolate brown wrapper with barnyard and cocoa aromas, I couldn’t wait to fire it up.
Once lit, mouthfuls of smooth earthy smoke come to me with cocoa infused in there somewhere and a mild retrohale at the start of the first inch or so.
After a bit, the ash was starting to make me nervous as it hung on for over and inch; I tap it off carefully so it won’t end up in my lap… lessons learned.
I’m halfway through already after 40 minutes…. I might have to check the humidity in the TupperDor, this is smoking faster than I’ve been used to having become a slower cigar smoker lately. The flavors remain pretty much the same except the black pepper has ramped up a bit for a longer lasting finish with a still mild retrohale.
After 90 minutes, I put this cigar to rest. I love this Box Worthy E.P. Carrillo La Historia. I’m looking forward to the next time.
A clip and a snip and I’m off for a new experience with the E.P. Carrillo La Historia Robusto cigar. With my first cold draw, I welcomed barnyard aromas and delighted that this is usually a good indication of things to come.
Once lit smoke pours out rich creamy earthy leather, but none or very little spice on the retrohale.
At the end of the first third… there she is, pepper spice on the singing my nose hairs.
Oh yeah, creamy smooth deep earthy flavored with the spice now present and lasting on the finish and on the retrohale. The E.P. Carrillo La Historia has all the flavor components that I love in a cigar; earthy, leather, cocoa, coffee all riding in on chewy smoke. If this sounds good to you, get one of these.
Smoke Output: Thick
|Overall Rating (1-5): 4