This review is going to seem a little out of place since they are fall …
So I guess I am little late to the dinner party because apparently in 2014 Cigar Aficionado made this beauty their #2 cigar of the year. Now I have to admit (not that I completely dislike that magazine) one of the main reasons why I started reviewing cigars is because I wasn’t a huge fan of the mainstream cigar review. I believed them to be bias. I also started to realize that I had a good taste for finding really good cigars regardless of price. Up until the last year (2015) it was very difficult to find boutique cigar reviews in cigar magazine. However, in this particular case the Perez Carrillo La Historia cigar is very good. I really did enjoy it. Priced at $9, the Perez Carrillo La Historia cigar is a solid stogie for any lover of the leaf.
The Perez Carrillo La Historia cigar is made up of a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan filler.
When I sparked up the Perez Carrillo La Historia cigar for the first time I got hints of fresh grass, spice, coffee and a dry cedar/wood finish. The construction is top quality and absolutely flawless in appearance. The Perez Carrillo La Historia cigar has a clean draw that is about as easy as it can get for a regular cigar smoker. It takes little to no effort to take a tasty draw. It is a must-try cigar for people who enjoy a medium bodied cigar. The burn was also even and displayed white ash. It last to about 2 inches in length before naturally falling off on its own.
The Perez Carrillo La Historia cigar is an extremely smooth, medium-bodied stogie that pairs great with a refreshing beer like a Hefeweizen, wheat ale or pale ale. St.Pete Brewing Company makes a great Orange Wheat that I enjoyed pairing with this cigar and Rapp Brewing Company makes an outstanding Hefeweizen that was my favorite to pair with the Perez Carrillo La Historia cigar. Any lighter-based ale that you can find will compliment the attributes of the Perez Carrillo La Historia cigar. I could pair this cigar with plenty of bourbon but I enjoy it more with a sweet, sugar cane-based rum. This cigar can not be found in your average brick and mortar cigar shop easily but it is becoming easier to find online. E.P. Carrillo is known for making some of the best cigars on the planet and this one is definitely at the top of the list.
Find it, buy it, smoke it, and thank me later.