An Afternoon with Ernesto Perez Carrillo

When I think back to what I was smoking when I first started enjoying cigars there are a handful of cigars that come to mind. One of them was the El Rico Habano and another was the La Gloria Cubana Serie R. I’m pretty sure at the time, I had no idea who actually made these cigars. Of course now I know that Ernesto Perez Carrillo was the man behind La Gloria Cubana. I didn’t know his family was behind El Rico or the history before Ernesto left General Cigars. Below is an interesting and insightful discussion with Ernesto and his son Ernie. Talking about life before he was into cigars, his history since and the future of EPC Cigars. From El Credito and La Gloria days of the past to current releases of New Wave and Dark Ritual, Ernesto covers it all. We even talk a little Four Kicks and Ernesto’s history with Mike Conder when they were both at General Cigars.

I’ve broken the video into two parts. Part One runs about 38 minutes with Part Two running about 40 minutes. If video isn’t your thing, you can download the entire audio mp3 version and load it up.

Contest – Easy contest for a pair (2) of EPC Dark Ritual. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me something you learned or something you found interesting or entertaining for the video. Winner will be chosen at random. Contest ends on November 13th at 11:59pm (Eastern). Thanks Charlie for donating the cigars.

Part One of Two

Part Two of Two

Full Length Audio MP3