The fourth size in EP Carrillo’s Pledge line is heading to retailers. The cigars debuted at the PCA Trade Show in July and shipped Monday from Florida. The new release comes with high expectations as each of the top three sizes scored 91 points or more in cigar lover blind tastings, including the Pledge Prequel, which scored 98 points and was the 2020 Cigar of the Year.
The box-pressed Lonsdale Limitada is 6 1/2 inches long by 43 rings and is made in the Dominican Republic at the La Alianza factory. The cigar is sold in boxes of 20, priced at $240 per box or $12 per stick. Only 1,500 boxes will be released. As with the rest of the Pledge range, the Lonsdale Limitada features Connecticut Dark Habano seed wrap, Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan filler.
The EP Carrillo Pledge Lonsdale Limitada is the slimmest size in the range, but brand owner Ernesto Perez-Carrillo expects the smaller ring cigar to hold its own in terms of flavor. The new smoke was inspired by a survey conducted by EP Carrillo with an internal community of customers and retailers. The company asked the public what they were looking for in a new cigar and the majority of respondents asked for a tastier, smaller smoke – and the cigar maker listened.
For a rating of the Carrillo Pledge Lonsdale Limitada EP, see an upcoming issue of Cigar initiate.
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