Crowned Heads Paniolo is making a comeback for the first time since 2019. Originally released in 2015, this Hawaii exclusive is made by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and Tabacalera La Alianza. The Paniolo Especiale 2022 comes in one size, a robusto extra that measures 51/4 x 52
Tim Ozgener is returning to the cigar industry. He spent 16 years with CAO International, serving as President from 2006-2010, and was instrumental in taking the company from a start-up to a global brand. This is also the place where Crowned Heads founder Jon Huber got his start. For the past 12 years, Tim has served as Co-Founder and President/CEO of OZ Arts Nashville, a contemporary arts center in Nashville.
2022 will make the second year in a row that crowned heads will release a cigar exclusive to PCA Trade Show attendees. This years release is the Crowned Heads Sfumato in C Major. The inspiration behind it comes from a Renaissance art technique made popular by Leonardo da Vinci. Sfumato is a pictorial technique for softening the transition between colors, creating an image that has no lines or edges, producing a soft hazy effect. The word sfumato comes from the Italian language and is derived from fumo ("smoke").
In 2015, Crowned Heads came out with "Blood Medicine," and event-only cigar. Only 6,000 sticks were made and the supply ran out by the end of that year, and there were no plans to make more. Now, after seven years, the company has decided to bring back Crowned Heads Blood Medicine again for designated Crowned Heads retail tobacconist events.
It is unclear why, and which side initiated the separation, but one thing is clear: Crowned Heads and ACE Prime will no longer be working together. Separate emails and press releases offer contradictory information about which side initiated the termination, but neither gives and official reason why.
One of the best received releases from JR Cigar’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is making a return. The Crowned Heads Mother Church will be coming back in limited quantities for JR Cigar and select Casa de Montecristo retail stores. We rated it a 92 in our blind testing and it made #4 on our top 25 list of 2021.
Crowned Heads has announced be showing off a regular production Le Pâtissier at the 2022 PCA Convention and Trade show in Las Vegas, July 9-12. Crowned Heads Le Pâtissier came out last year as a PCA exclusive measuring 6 1/2 x 44 and was a limited production. Now one year later, the cigar will be available to all in 4 new vitolas. The blend for Le Pâtissier is an offshoot of the Le Careme, but is quite different in flavor profile.
Crowned Heads has announced the return of the Le Carême Belicosos Finos. Le Carême Belicosos Finos LE 2022 makes the fourth release of the limited edition cigar in the last five years. The shape was originally inspired by the iconic Cuban Bolivar Belicosos Finos. It measures 5 1/2" x 52 and is a round cigar unlike the regular production Le Carême line which is trunk-pressed.