“Calaveras will be an annual release that is a respectful homage to those who have passed away in the year before,” Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber told Cigar Aficionado. “Rather than a symbol of sadness or death, it’s intended to be a celebration of their lives and remembrances.”
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.
The first cigar ever released from Crowned Heads was the Four Kicks, back in 2011. Jon Huber turned to E.P. Carrillo to make the cigar, and this is where he turns again to make the latest in the line: Four Kicks Capa Especial.
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Crowned Heads will release La Coalición at IPCPR this year, a collaboration with Drew Estate. The companies have collaborated previously on All Out Kings.
Crowned Heads announced today a limited edition release vitola of their Juarez line: Juarez Shots XX. The XX, meaning 20, represents the release year. The Shots XX is a petite robusto measuring 4 x 50 and uses the same blend as the rest of the line.
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"Overall a pleasant but one dimensional experience. The predominant flavor is of leather and pepper with a grassy finish. Will definitely try this again and may benefit from some time in the humidor." -Sandeep (Djangos)
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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.
Crowned heads released the original Mule Kick in 2012 and was their first limited edition cigar. The cigar featured a higher priming Habano wrapper than the standard line and a tweaked blend. Only 5000 were made on the first release. The original blend was released again as a 2017 limited edition then a new blend in 2018 that used a Connecticut Habano Maduro wrapper.
"Buckeye Land" is the latest cigar from Crowned Heads and will be an Ohio exclusive. The cigar is made by Drew Estate at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate blended by Willy Herrera.