The man behind the original La Gloria Cubana franchise, Ernesto Perez Carrillo, debuted his eponymous E.P. Carrillo brand years ago and has since built up an audience of boutique enthusiasts who love to get a great deal on handmade premiums. E.P. Carrillo Inch Maduro presents Ernesto’s uber-popular Inch brand with a sweet and succulent Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper over a complex recipe of long-filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. Inch is cleverly crafted for big ring gauge connoisseurs in a series of 60 and 60+ ring smokes that burn cool and slowly and deliver a medium to full-bodied profile of dark cocoa and chestnuts with sweet, earthy spices.