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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Four Kicks Mule Kick 2019

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.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Paniolo Especiale 2019

Crowned Heads has announced it’s annual Hawaii exclusive, Paniolo Especiale 2019. As with previous releases it is made at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Esteli Nicaragua. The cigar is a robusto that measures 5 1/2 x 48. The blend uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Mexican San Andres Binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered 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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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Thompson Cigar Co. Exclusive ‘Juarez’

‘Juarez’ is a followup to the 2014 cigar ‘Jericho Hill’. That cigar was inspired by the Johnny Cash song ‘Cocaine Blues’. This Thompson Cigar exclusive has a Mexican San Andres wrapper like the Jericho hill, but that is where the similarity ends. It uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and filler from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It will come in 20 count boxes in three vitolas: 4 3/4 x 52, 6 x 54, and 5 x 56 all parejo shape. The price ranges from $5.95-$7.95.

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Las Calaveras 2018 LC46 Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Las Calaveras 2018 LC46

“I really enjoyed this cigar it had a nice progression of strength and finished strong. It had a nice mix of flavors and with some time the flavors I could not pick up might become more present. Will smoke this one again.” –Daniel S. (Daniel S.)

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Cigar News: Court Reserve XVIII from Crowned Heads Announced

At the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Crowned Heads will show off the new Court Reserve XVIII.  Fans of Crowned Heads cigars will certainly celebrate when the cigars ship to retailers later this fall.  It will be a limited edition cigar from the Nashville based company, and available in three sizes.  The Court Reserve XVIII is wrapped in Mexican San Andrés, with a binder from Ecuador and Nicaraguan filler leaves.

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Cigar News: Luminosa Gigantes from Crowned Heads to Debut at IPCPR 2018

Ring gauge (RG) can be a polarizing topic of conversation in many cigar shops.  People who enjoy premium cigars have very specific opinions about the size of their cigar.  Whatever you may think about the overly-large RG cigars, they are extremely popular and they drive sales.  Give the public what they want, is probably a good business model.  In keeping with this, Crowned Heads is releasing the Luminosa Gigantes LE 2018.

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Cigar News: New Four Kicks Maduro Lancero LE from Crowned Heads

For the cigars nerds of the world, the Lancero vitola holds a special place of reverence.  If you also happen to be a fan of Crowned Heads Cigars, you will rejoice at the arrival of the new Four Kicks Maduro Lancero LE.  The lancero format gives the smoker less filler and more flavor from the wrapper.  The smaller ring gauge tends to excite seasoned cigar smokers since it was conceived at the El Laguito factory in Havana back in the 1960s.  

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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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