Today, Crowned Heads released details of their upcoming seventh annual release of their Las Calaveras line: Las Calaveras EL 2020. The line debuted in 2014 as a tribute to those who passed away the previous year and to celebrate life and memories, as opposed to a mournful symbol of sadness and death. Each year the line pays tribute to 4 specific people who passed the previous year with a set of initials on each of four coins on the band.
The cigars come, as in previous years, in 24-count boxes with three rows of eight cigars each, as the number “8” is a symbol of infinity as in
everlasting life, and the three rows signify the beginning, middle, and end of life’s cycle.
“Las Calaveras has been one of our most sought-after annual releases since 2014,” commented Crowned Heads co-owner/founder, Jon Huber. “We felt that this year was time for a hard reset, of sorts, in that we are scaling total production back to the original release numbers of only 1,000 boxes per vitola, thus ensuring that this year’s release will be even more in demand.”
The Las Calaveras EL 2020 blend uses a Habano (Oscuro) wrapper, with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The profile is described as medium-plus to full-minus. It comes in three sizes along with an exclusive 4th size, a Torpedo (61/8″ x 52) only found in the sampler pack. The other sizes are: LC48 (51/2 X 48) $10.95, LC52 (5 X 52) $11.95, and LC56 (6 X 56) $12.95. It is rolled at at My Father Cigars S.A., in Esteli, Nicaragua and production is limited to 1,000 24-count boxes per vitola, and with five-hundred total samplers. This is less than the 1,700 boxes per size made last year and 2,500 samplers. The cigars ship July 2020.