Here's a little news:
In the upcoming weeks I will be review some very unique cigars. Among them:
E.P. Carrillo Elencos Series and E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut
These are brand new and will be available in late March or early April, 2011.
The Elenco Series will be the same blend as the Limited Edition 2010. The original blend was limited to 10,000 cigars; that's it. The Carillo's decided to purchased more of the same tobacco in a greater amount, thus the pricepoint of the Elenco Series will be better!
These will come in 3 sizes:
Don Rubino: 5 1/4 x 50 ($9.50 retail price/cigar)
Elites: 6 x 54 ($12.00 retail price/cigar)
Acto: Torpedo 6 1/4 x 52 ($12.50 retail price/cigar)
I will be reviewing the Don Rubino and the Elites.
The New Wave Connecticut will feature a beautiful Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. This cigar breaks the mold of your typical Connecticut - the smoke is creamy with hints of spice that develop to show rich nutty and sweet flavors. Ernie Carrillo describes this cigar as "not your average Connecticut cigar".
These will come in 4 sizes:
Stellas: 5 1/8 x 42 ($4.50 retail price/cigar)
Brillantes: 5 x 50 ($5.25 retail price/cigar)
Divinos: 6 x 52 ($6.25 retail price/cigar)
Gran Via: 7 x 49 ($7.00 retail price/cigar)
I will be reviewing the Brillantes and the Divinos.
I will also be reviewing the Graycliff Maroon series. This is a full bodied Graycliff that is brand new. These are suppose to be a step up from the Purple series that I reviewed earlier.
There will be, of course, others but I'll stop with these.
In other news, there is a new cigar shop in Columbia! Most of you did not even know it was open. In fact, it's only been open for 3 weeks. I'll give full details on the new shop tomorrow complete with pics. As with all cigar shops in the Columbia area this one is not in the vacinity of the other shops. One of the cool things about the shops in our area is they are all separated geographically so that they do not infringe on the others. That's good.
And the final bit of news is the S.C. Sit Down is coming together nicely. The manufacturers have again stepped up to help make the event great. It's looking like the raffle will be amazing. Don't forget the one change in this year's event. In order to get the bag of cigars at the door you must commit to at least $20 worth of raffle tickets. This is to keep all attendees honest to the goal of raising money for Sistercare. As most of you know, this won't affect 99% of those who attend. Believe me, it's worth getting in on the raffle.
I expect our largest crowd to date; around 200 attendees! Start time is noon; firm! Please do not arrive before noon.
That's if for now. Tune in tomorrow for the info on the new shop.