Hailing from the company’s factory in Santiago, Dominican, E.P. Carrillo Pledge is well on the path to becoming its own success story. An enticing dark Habano Connecticut wrapper encases an Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan long-fillers, creating a medium-to-full-bodied masterpiece with notes of creamy cedar, leather, earth, bread, peanut, espresso beans, and hay. The complexity teases the palate in a steady progression of strength from start to finish, and the finish reflects all the blend’s best qualities long after the nub is extinguished. The high-quality, solid construction that E.P. Carrillo is known for is carried out in this line as well, giving this cigar an even burn and satisfying smoke production throughout the entire experience.