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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: Davidoff Announces AVO Improvisation 30 Years

AVO Cigars is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a special cigar: the AVO Improvisation 30 Years. This is the sixth release of the Improvisation line. This is the first of a multi-part series of limited edition cigars based on this anniversary. Total production for this release is 3,400 boxes. Each box contains 25 cigars and are based on the blend of AVO Classic No. 3. The wrapper is the same Ecuadorian Connecticut, but the binder has been switched to Dominican and filler has been altered.

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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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Blind Cigar Review: MLB Cigar Ventures | Imperia Islero Toro Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: MLB Cigar Ventures | Imperia Islero Toro

“This was overall a pleasant medium bodied smoke with a few transitions throughout. The profile was limited to a few flavors which I had hoped that it would be more diverse. Overall a good smoke to enjoy and relax with. ” -John A. (John A.)

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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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Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Master Selection 2011 Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Master Selection 2011

“Great smoke. Amazing construction which has definitely contributed to the experience. Deep rich leather and nuttiness on bold display here. It’s a flavor profile that I enjoyed a lot although there wasn’t a lot of transitional stuff going on. I’d be happy to smoke these by the truckload, and I’d nub them every time. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Cigar News: Davidoff Re-Releases the 702 Limited Edition

Davidoff had a real hit on their hands when the 702 Series was released in February of 2017.  The cigars in the popular 702 Series now have some great company in the way of the Selección 702 Limited Edition.  For the Davidoff 50th Anniversary, the American consumer has the exclusive opportunity to experience this exquisite cigar, wrapped in an aged 702 wrapper leaf for an experience even more smooth and intense than the original.  

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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: Two New Products in the Big Papi Line from El Artista

El Artista announces new SKUs for retail promotion of Big Papi by David Ortiz cigar brand. The first, titled “Big Slugger” is a baseball bat shaped figurado cigar in a keepsake box with a large display window. Featuring two different wrappers with the familiar Big Papi blend, the cigar can be smoked or displayed. Made in the Dominican Republic, Big Slugger retails for $45.00 and is available as of February 1, 2018. The second is a Big Papi branded cigar humidor that holds up to 50 cigars. The piece is offered in two SKUs, empty (MSRP: $120) and with 20 cigars (MSRP: $330). The humidor is made in the Dominican Republic and is available as of February 1, 2018. “We wanted to produce items that really stand out,” says Radhames Rodriguez, President of El Artista USA. “Anyone can make a hat or lighter in China. This is something special,” says Kevin Newman National Sales Director, “We launched both the Big Slugger and Humidor at Tobacco Plus Expo in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit with premium cigar retailers!”. 

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