For the second year in a row, Crowned Heads is partnering with Drew Estate for their annual “Paniolo Especiale” Limited Edition cigar. This is an exclusive to the state of Hawaii. Paniolo Especiale 2020 is rolled at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Esteli, Nicaragua and is a corona gorda measuring 5 3/4 x 46. The blend is similar to last years using a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Mexican San Andres binder, and filers from Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic, but this year features tobacco from Brazil. The Paniolo Especiale 2020 comes in boxes of 10 and have the same price of $9.80. Production is smaller this year at 5,000 cigars compared to 4,000 in 2019.
“It’s always a kick to work with Willy (Herrera) and the Drew Estate crew,” commented Crowned Heads co-owner/founder, Jon Huber. “We began the blending process on Paniolo 2020 last
Summer immediately after the PCA show. Last year’s blend which featured a Broadleaf wrapper was a hit and we wanted to riff off of that, so ‘Chef Herrera’ sprinkled in a dash of Brazilian Mata Fina in the filler. The end result is a flavor profile that is rich, balanced, and layered while retaining that muscular structure and intensity that the (Paniolo) 2015 OR and last year’s 2019 release have become renowned for.”
The Paniolo Especiale 2020 will have a release event on February 7, 2020 (6:00-9:30pm) hosted by R. Field Wine at the Prince Waikiki Hotel. Seating is limited. Please contact Marvin Chang to purchase tickets at email@example.com, or call (808) 949-2998.