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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Mule Kick LE 2020

The original Mule Kick debuted back in 2012 as a limited extension to the Four Kicks line. It used a higher priming Habano wrapper and a slightly tweaked internal blend. Production was limited to 5,000 sticks. That original Mule Kick blend was be re-released in 2017, and then there were subsequent releases in 2018 and 2019 featuring Connecticut Habano maduro and Ecuador Sumatra wrappers respectively.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads to Distribute ACE Prime

Crowned Heads announced today that they will be distributing cigars for the relatively new company- ACE Prime. ACE Prime made their debut at IPCPR last year with a big splash, lots of lines and sponsorships. Prior to launching their own brand, the company had made cigars for other companies at Tabacalera Pichardo in Esteli, Nicaragua for 12 years.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Paniolo Especiale 2020 for Hawaii

For the second year in a row, Crowned Heads is partnering with Drew Estate for their annual “Paniolo Especiale” Limited Edition cigar. This is an exclusive to the state of Hawaii. Paniolo Especiale 2020 is rolled at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Esteli, Nicaragua and is a corona gorda measuring 5 3/4 x 46. The blend is similar to last years using a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Mexican San Andres binder, and filers from Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic, but this year features tobacco from Brazil. The Paniolo Especiale 2020 comes in boxes of 10 and have the same price of $9.80. Production is smaller this year at 5,000 cigars compared to 4,000 in 2019.

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2019

Every year we put together a list of our Top 25 Cigars of the Year. Our list is a bit different from some other lists, it is not simply a rehashing of our top scores from the year, or one person’s opinion. We gave each of our panelists 10 votes to cast how they please for what they enjoyed the most in 2019. The order of their votes matter, so their #1 pick is worth twice as much as #10. The cigars do not have to have been reviewed by Blind Man’s Puff, but the panelist must have smoked it.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019

The original Headley Grange was inspired by the drum beat on the lead-in to the Led Zeppelin classic “When the Levee Breaks.” The name came from where the track was recorded, a former poorhouse (built in 1795) in East Hampshire, England, named Headley Grange. Last year, Crowned Heads released a limited edition version called “Black Lab LE 2018,” named after the black Labrador Retriever that was hanging around the Headley Grange studio during the recording of Led Zeppelin IV. That blend uses the same fillers as the original Headley Grange, but replaces the wrapper with Connecticut (Habano) maduro. For 2019, Crowned Heads is releasing “Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019.”

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads And Drew Estate Ship La Coalicion

The Drew Estate and Crowned Heads collaboration known as“La Coalicion” was first shown off at IPCPR 2019. It is now shipping nationwide. La Coalicion is rolled at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate and sold by Crowned Heads. It comes in four sizes: Corona Gorda (5” x 46) MSRP $219.00/box of 20, Gordito (5 1/2” x 50) MSRP $245.00/box of 20, Siglo (6” x 52) MSRP $270.00/box of 20,  Sublime (6 1/2” x 54) MSRP $299.00/box of 20

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Third “Lawless Day”

The Crowned Heads Lawless Day is a day inspired by the 2013 movie “The Purge” where the company lets any retailer order the company’s state-only exclusives. This years Lawless Day will be November 1, 2019. These state exclusives include: Tennessee Waltz (a Tennessee state exclusive), Yellow Rose (a Texas state exclusive), and Buckeye Land (an Ohio state exclusive).

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces CHC Reserve XVIII Full Court Press

Crowned Heads has announced a new limited edition version of its Court Reserve XVIII line. This line extension is called the CHC Reserve XVIII Full Court Press LE 2019 and comes in one vitola, a 5 7/8″ x 52 box-pressed toro. The original Court Reserve XVIII line was released in 2018 and shown off at the IPCPR trade show.

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