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“I will never stop working with the best tobaccos and bringing new and innovative blends to you.” – Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.  From the same legendary brand that brought you La Historia and Encore, E. P. Carrillo Cigars proudly presents Pledge – a Bold Expression from the master himself and the highest rated Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year for 2020, gaining a 98 point rating and becoming an instant classic.

  • Prequel: #1 rated cigar of 2020 by Cigar Aficionado-Rated 98 by Cigar Aficionado
  • Prequel: Tobacco Business Best Dominican Cigar of 2021
  • Prequel: Cigar Journal Best Dominican Cigar of 2021
  • Prequel: Cigar Dojo Cigar of the Year 2020
  • Sojourn: Rated 91 by Cigar Aficionado Magazine
  • Apogee: Rated 93 by Cigar Aficionado Magazine

Taste – Full-Flavored

Our boldest expression in a cigar that is full of rich complex flavors. A full bodied power house of a cigar, noticeable spice and wood notes with a hint of sweetness. A very complex and rich smoke, very aromatic and a smooth coffee finish on the extremely flavorful profile throughout.

Strength – Full


  • Prequel: 5 X 50
  • Sojourn: 6 X 52
  • Apogee: 6 1/4 X 58


  • Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: USA
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Nicaragua

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Traditions are the roots that keep culture thriving. EP Carrillo embodies this foundation through family, quality, and character in the creation of each premium cigar. For four generations, our family has cultivated and refined this practice through heritage, precision, and craft.

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Achievements like this are the confluence of skill, talent and experience. In his 50-year career, Perez-Carrillo has owned factories big and small, worked for a major corporation, and has been making cigars on his own terms for the last decade. Now a two-time Cigar of the Year recipient, the man who’s done it all in the cigar business has just done it again.