Crowned Heads has announced a sequel to the Hecho Con Corazon LE 2014, HCC XXV LE 2019. Hecho Con Corazon translates to “Made with heart”. Like the previous release it is an exclusive to Hickory Cigar Club. The original celebrated their 20th Anniversary, this release is their 25th Anniversary. It will be released on May 15th.
The cigar HCC XXV is a box-pressed 5 1/2″ x 56 toro, rolled at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A. in Santiago, Dominican Republic that is run by EP Carrillo. The blend uses all Nicaraguan binder and fillers with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Boxes retail for $109. Only 300 10-count boxes were made this year. First to purchase will be members of the Hickory Cigar Club at its 25th Anniversary Dinner on May 15, and remaining cigars will be sold at via Tinder Box Cigars South Park in Charlotte, N.C., starting May 17.
“When Craig Cass approached Mike (Conder) and I last year with the idea of creating a 25th Anniversary cigar,” commented Jon Huber, Crowned Heads co-founder, “we were excited for the opportunity, but we felt that rather than simply re-treading the 2014 blend we wanted to create something entirely new, unique, and exciting for the club. To do justice to one of the oldest active cigar dinner clubs in the country, we went straight to Ernesto and jumped in with both feet. We feel that the result is a top-notch expression of Sumatra (wrapper) leaf that is not only bold with excellent structure, but that retains the signature balance and complexity that Ernesto Perez Carrillo has become known for.”