The EP Carrillo Pledge Prequel is nothing short of a masterpiece, a work of art in the field of cigars that will stand triumphant for decades to come. The third in a trilogy of critically acclaimed cigars from creator Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the Pledge Prequel stands as his greatest achievement. The second you light up your palate is treated to the grand flavors of spiced oak, licorice, and black cherry. It’s a symphony of flavors soars even higher in its second half, as you begin to taste baked apples and spices. At five inches and a fifty-ring gauge, smokers of the Pledge Prequel will be gifted the most sublime forty-five minutes of their lives.
The E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel cigar was just announced The No. 1 Cigar of The Year 2020 by the Cigar Aficionado magazine. Receiving an astonishing rating of 98.
Ernesto, or Ernie, as we all know him, is the last Mohican of the cigar giants that we all grew up to know and admire. Unlike most of them that are no longer making new cigars, Ernesto is alive and kicking! He is always cranking out amazing new stogies year after year just like he’s been doing for more than 50 years, since the great years of La Gloria Cubana.
As we all stand at attention and salute this man we feel privileged to have memories of working with Ernesto, by helping him with the distribution of El Credito cigars. Starting from the good old years when his entire production facility was located in three storefronts at Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami.
Just two years ago in 2018, Ernesto received the coveted No. 1 Cigar of The Year designation from Cigar Aficionado with the Encore Majestic cigar which received a rating of 96. Now he did it yet again with the fantastic E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel. Another notable cigars to mention is the La Historia E-III cigar that received No. 2 cigar of the year in 2014 with a rating of 95.
No doubt, nobody knows the secrets of cigar making like Ernesto does and the proof is, as they say, in the pudding, – and by pudding we mean cigar!
According to The Cigar Aficionado magazine “the E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel is a delicious smoke that delivers flavor in bold, zesty parcels of spicy oak, licorice, black cherry, and black pepper….when you think you’ve tasted all the cigar has to offer, a warm, familiar note of baked apple settles across the palate. That performance alone is what sent the cigar straight to the top of the list. ” – read everything about E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel cigar and Ernesto Perez Carrillo here.