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Cigar News: Shore Thing Becomes Newest Crowned Heads Store Exclusive

Crowned Heads have partnered with Shore Thing Cigars in Watersound Beach, FL for a new store exclusive cigar.  The aptly named Shore Thing cigar is a 5 1/4 x 48 cigar made at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.  Paul Copeland and Luke Bryan (yes, the International Country Music superstar) opened Shore Thing Cigars in July of 2016.  When they decided to have a namesake cigar made for their shop, they immediately thought of Nashville based Crowned Heads.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras EL 2018 Announced

In 2014, Crowned Heads introduced Las Calaveras, a branding scenario meant to pay tribute to loved ones who passed away in a previous year.  Las Calaveras was a great success right away, and has been a release that is anticipated each year by fans of Crowned Heads.  Now, Crowned Heads have announced Las Calaveras EL 2018.  This marks the fifth iteration of the annual release.

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Headley Grange Black Dog Dobles Score 87%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Headley Grange Black Dog Dobles

“This was a not a flavor profile that fit my wheelhouse. Having said that, for someone who likes hazelnut and some black licorice this will be a decent cigar for them. I didn’t like the bitterness of the cigar but it did progress into a tartness that wasn’t distasteful to me. I would have thought the cigar would be stronger than it was given the types of flavors but it remained a medium to full, on the more medium side for me. A decent smoke for a specific palette.” –Diana (ArmyRN)

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads TAA 2018 Announced

In 2014, Crowned Heads released their first TAA Exclusive cigar, with “The Angel’s Anvil” ad a clever play on the familiar acronym.  Since that first release, the yearly arrival of the TAA cigar from Crowned Heads has always been highly anticipated.  The team at Crowned Heads have not been afraid to mix it up either, changing the blend and vitola from year to year.  The release for 2018 will, once again, take risks and push boundaries.  This is something that has garnered Crowned Heads a loyal following and dedicated customers.

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Cigar News: Mule Kick LE 2018 from Crowned Heads Announced

The Mule Kick LE from Crowned Heads will make a comeback again in 2018.  This limited edition run of the Four Kicks cigar made a big splash when it was first released in 2012 and was highly sought after again in 2017.  The 2012 version was a tweaked blend of the original Four Kicks with a high-priming habano wrapper and the 2017 release attempted to repeat that same blend.  

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Paniolo Especiale 2018 Soon to Release

The 2018 Paniolo Especial is being produced at My Father Cigars S.A. in Esteli, Nicaragua.  It is a 5.5 x 48 Super Corona, a vitola that was inspired by the Bolivar Super Coronas EL 2014 (Cuba).  The Paniolo Especial 2018 features binder and filler leaves from Nicaragua and a San Andres wrapper leaf from Mexico.  The cigar will be priced at $8.90 per cigar and available in 12-count boxes.  Production is limited to 500 boxes, total.

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Las Calaveras 2017 LC46 Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Las Calaveras 2017 LC46

“I really enjoyed this cigar and would definitely add it to my routine repertoire. I’m not a big pepper fan but the amount of pepper in this cigar was perfect. Not overpowering but well balanced with the other flavors to create a cigar that consistently kept my attention but was also relaxing and smooth. This is a great cigar for either an intermediate or experienced cigar smoker.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Luminosa Petite Corona Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Luminosa Petite Corona

“Have you ever lit up a cigar with no preconceived notions, and after the fist puff you say to yourself, or out loud “Damn, this is nice?” well I did and that same thought stayed with me the entire smoke. Just a great amount of cream/honey and sweetness. This would be an excellent first cigar of the day with or without coffee. My only complaint was it was so short, but maybe that was the maker’s intention, to keep you coming back for more. I personally would like to keep these in my humi, for when I need that perfect smoking experience. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2017

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our top 25. Order mattered on their votes as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Four Kicks Maduro Robusto Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Four Kicks Maduro Robusto

“While a pretty simple stick with no transitions or changes detected from beginning to end, this was still a really good smoke with plenty of flavor provided, a great flavor profile, and no maintenance required. I’d happily smoke this one again and recommend it to a friend. ” -Dave W. (mdwest)

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