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Stogie of the Week

E.P. Carrillo Short Run Vintage Grande

Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Binder: Unknown
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
Strength: Medium/Full
Vitola: Grande
Size: 6.2 x 60
Age: 3 Years
MSRP: Box of 10 – $75.00
Link: Cigars International

To make a long story short, these handsome devils were slated to become the inital release by E.P. Carrillo 3 years ago. But at the time, it wasn’t quite what E.P. was looking for. (he’s a real stickler for perfection) Instead, they remained nestled in the aging rooms, marrying into delicious morsels.

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 46 Stogies Page.

Paul’s List

See Paul’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

See Mark’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Segment: Cigar Etiquette

  • Where to smoke?
  • When to ash? How often should you ash?
  • When to take off the band?
  • Buy from the shop where you’re smoking?
  • What if the staff is cutting or lighting wrong or has wrong information?
  • If you use someone’s lighter, and it runs out of gas or you make adjustments, do you tell them?
  • Do you put out your cigar by mashing it in the ashtray?
  • Do you bite the end off a cigar?
  • If you are smoking a Cuban do you announce it to the world?
  • Do you smoke a Double Corona in 30 minutes?
  • Would you tap someone’s ash?
  • If someone gives you a cigar, do you give them one?

Some other articles on the subject;

Stogie Guys – Stogie Tip: Proper Cigar Etiquette
Luxist.Com – Ten Points of Cigar Etiquette Not To Be Ignored
Tobaco Barn – Cigar Etiquette Tips

Contest: E.P. Carillo Fiver

Question: What did E.P. Carillo aspire to be prior to entering the cigar business full time with his father?

Congratulations to Justin M. who correctly answered;

EP Carrillo wanted to be a Jazz Drummer. He was trying to be a part of legendary Jazz Musician Stan Getz’s band, but when it didn’t work out, he returned to Miami to pursue the cigar business with his father full time.

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