Size: 6 1/8 x 64 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder and Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubana, Corojo, Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Viso Strength: High Medium to Low Full Price:
Behind The Stick:
One of the most famous and respected names within the cigar industry - E.P. Carillo seems to continually produce cigars that are better than the one before. Continuing with his previous successes and with the increasing popularity of the larger ring gauges - E.P. Carillo has released the "Inch" - a cigar that takes its name from the 64 ring gauge version which measures a ful inch in diameter. While the Natural wrapper is an Ecuadorian Sumatra, the maduro version has the classic Connecticut Broadleaf we all love, but each version will have the same blend within the binder and filler. The Inch will be a staple of normal production but with the limited availability of the filler leaves, I have heard they will only be producing 100,000 to 125,000 a year.
Not to point out the obvious - but wow, this is one large cigar! Even if you are a fan of the 54 and 56 ring gauge cigars, this 64 ring cigar is a giant in comparison to a robusto. The cigar is evenly packed from head to foot, the cap clipped without issue and the foot lit after a little dedication to the large surface area. While you would expect the cigar to be fairly heavy – for all the tobacco that is jammed into this thing it really does fit well in the hand and has some ‘balance’ to it if that makes sense, it just 'feels right'.
Pepper, wood and a unique sweet earth flavor immediately hit your pallet, this balanced and almost creamy smoke easily highlighting the flavors. Every now and then I would get a "in your face" roasted nut flavor and while it tasted good, this flavor came and went throughout the entire cigar adding to the complexity of the monster cigar. The pepper kicked into gear, mixing with the nut, wood and earth to round the cigar out and keep it interesting till the end.
Whether you are an E.P. Carillo fan, a big ring gauge fan, wanting to try something new and ‘unique’ or trying to transition from medium body smokes into full body – I think that the Inch No. 64 is going to be exactly what you are looking for. It is hard not to recommend a cigar that is produced by a well known name, one that comes with an excellent delivery in the flavor and construction department and now add to that a price that only Buy Discount Cigars can offer be sure to add a box to your shopping cart today!