Day 3: EP Carrillo

Our last visit was to the new factory of Ernest Perez Carillo (formerly of La Gloria Cubana).  This new factory is set up in a former textile building and has lots of room to expand.  The workers had all left for the day, but the general manager stayed behind to give us a tour.

EP Carrillo:
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Rolling tables:
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Bundles of freshly rolled cigars:
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Aging room:
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Our guide:
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Drying tobacco:
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Sorting benches:
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Boxes of EP Carrillo:
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Tobacco storage room:
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Smelling wrapper leaves:
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Touring:
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Sampling the new EP Carrillo blend – pre-release of the Wave:
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Molly sleeping and then realized she’s been caught on camera:
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Rolling:
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Managers at EP Carrillo:
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Group at EP Carrillo:
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