Date: September 2019
Author: Inspector Z

E.P. Carrillo returns to the Dutch market. After an absence of several years, the Dominican cigar company returns with a different distributor, Gajane Benelux. The two companies started a relationship after Gajane secured distribution for the Norwegian cigar brand Viking. Viking cigars are blended by Ernesto Perez Carrillo and made at the La Alianza factory.

E.P.C. Cigars

Ernesto Perez Carrillo rose to fame with his La Gloria Cubana brand. The company performed so well that the tobacco giant Scandinavian Tobacco Group acquired the brand. With the sale, Scandinavian Tobacco Group and Ernesto Perez Carrillo agreed that he would remain with the brand with a 10-year contract. Once that contract ended, Perez Carrillo left and founded E.P.C. cigars

He chose the Dominican Republic because he wanted to give back to the country that gave him so much. He wanted to create more jobs by opening a factory in the Dominican Republic. And with success, due to the success of his cigars and cigars he makes for others, a lot of people have job security.

Gajane Benelux

The European distributor Gajane Benelux has decided to carry several lines of E. P. Carrillo cigars in The Netherlands. The selection includes the 5 Aniversario and two sizes of the E.P. Carrillo Seleccion Oscuro. The La History El Senator and E-3 will be available too. From the Encore line, the Celestial, Majestic and El Primero are included in the Gajane portfolio. The Grand Price and Inch ringmaster are also included. And finally, two Toro samplers will be for sale.

With the distribution, the Cigar Aficionado cigar of the year 2018 will be available on the Dutch market. That is the E. P. Carrillo Encore Majestic. If Gajane is able to distribute the E.P. Carrillo lines in Belgium and Luxembourg too is yet unclear. We reached out to Gajane Benelux to get more information, we will update the article as soon as an answer is received.

Ministry of Cigars E.P. Carrillo returns to the Dutch market
Ernesto Perez Carrillo at InterTabac 2018
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