|Ernesto Perez Carillo is known as the ‘Godfather of boutique cigars’, and for good reason. In the nineties he created the La Gloria Cubana brand, and after selling that company he started E.P. Carillo cigars. Though he has 50 years of experience in the cigar industry, today his brand is more popular than ever after recently receiving Cigar Aficionado’s 2018 Cigar of the Year with the Encore Majestic. The E.P Carillo Five Year Anniversary commemorates the launch of his new business in 2009 with his two children, and the result is typical Ernesto: a strong, full-bodied cigar with tons of flavor.