Crowned Heads released the original Headley Grange in 2012 and was their second cigar, Four Kicks being the first. The cigars’ inspiration came from the opening drum beat of the Led Zeppelin song “When the Levee Breaks.” Also on the album Led Zeppelin IV was the song “Black Dog” which lead to a JR Exclusive release in 2016 the Crowned Heads Headley Grange Black Dog we reviewed here. The dog that inspired “Black Dog” was a Labrador Retriever. Now, we have another cigar inspired by that dog and same album, Crowned Heads Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018.
The Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018 uses the same blend as the original Headley Grange, but now has a Connecticut (Habano) maduro wrapper. On paper, this appears to be the same blend as the JR Exclusive Black Dog, but will be available to all retailers. One difference is the appearance of the new cigar, which is box-pressed and closed foot. This is the first box-pressed cigar from Crowned Heads Cigars. There are only 1,500 boxes made for a total of 18,000 cigars as they come in 12-count boxes. Like the rest of the Headley Grange line, this cigar is made at Tabacalera La Alianza by E.P. Carrillo. The cigars will ship in December. MSRP is set at $10.95.