The Perez-Carrillo family and E.P. Carrillo Cigar Co. have announced they have begun shipping their newest release: E.P. Allegiance. The Allegiance is a followup to La Historia, Encore, and Pledge.
E.P. Carrillo Allegiance is a cigar bearing the Carrillo name that is being produced in Nicaragua by Oliva Cigar Co. “From the very beginning of E.P. Carrillo, we understood the importance of working with like-minded tobacco producers from across the globe. That is why we have partnered with Oliva Cigars, a well trusted legacy cigar company located in Nicaragua, known for great blends and consistent performance” says Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.
Allegiance was blended by Ernesto using Oliva’s world-famous tobaccos and marks the second cigar of the E.P. Carrillo line to be produced outside of Tabacalera La Alianza in the Dominican Republic.
The Allegiance has a Sumatra-seed wrapper, and the rest of the blend is entirely Nicaraguan. There are four sizes: Sidekick (a robusto measuring 5×50, $12), Confidant (a 6×52 toro, $13.10), Wingman (6 7/8×54, $13.50) and a larger cigar called Chaperone (6 1/4×58, which retails for $14). There are twenty to the box.
Allegiance has a green and gold color scheme. “The green came to mind because of its association with nature and particularly tobacco leaves,” Perez-Carrillo has said. “We even tried to get the green as close as we could to the tone of tobacco leaves in the fields.”