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BCP News Brief: New Smokes from Alec Bradley, E.P. Carrillo

E.P. Carrillo will soon be introducing a new line of big-ring cigars in response to increasing consumer demand for larger-ring stogies. According to Cigar, the new line, Inch by E.P. Carrillo, will include three sizes, all of which have a ring gauge of 60 or larger, and will available in either Ecuadorian Sumatra or Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper shades. Perez-Carrillo has described the filler blend, which consists of Dominican Piloto Cubano, Corojo, and Criollo ’98 leaves, as having a bit more of a kick than one would expect from a Dominican cigar. The cigar’s name, “The Inch” is a direct reference to the thickness of the ring-gauges, and to further emphasize the concept, each cigar will feature a band made to look like a vintage ruler. The Inch by E.P. Carrillo is tentatively set to debut in July.


In other new-stogie news, our good friends over at Alec Bradley Cigars have announced the introduction of yet another new line of cigars, the American Sun Grown. While all the details about the cigar have not yet been released, the blend used in the American Sun Grown has been described as similar to 2011’s American Classic, but with a bit more body and spice, thanks to its Nicaraguan Habano Jalapa wrapper. According to Alec Bradley regional sales manager Dave Topper the line will be available in the same six vitolas as the American Classic, and should be arriving on shelves sometime in June.