Crowned Heads is releasing a line extension to it’s Juarez brand, Juarez Chihuahua. No, it’s not a reference to the dog breed, but rather the state in northern Mexico that that dog breed happens to be named after. Juarez is actually one of the 67 municipalities of the state of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico.
The Juarez Chihuahua itself is a stout 5 1/2″ x 48 parejo. This vitola is a bit different, but similar to their limited edition ‘Shots XX,’ a 4″ x 50 petite robusto from last February. The Shots XX saw only 25,000 total cigars were produced, while the Chihuahua is regular production.
“I’ve loved the Juarez blend since day one, but I’ve felt that there was a void in the sub-52 ring gauge lane,” commented Crowned Heads co-owner/founder, Jon Huber. “The range before Chihuahua was 52-56 (ring gauge), but now there will be a vitola for the smaller ring gauge smokers, such as myself. I’ve been a fan of the Super Corona vitola since the Cubans released it as an Edicion Limitada under the Bolivar marca in 2014, and it becomes a true flavor bomb in the Juarez blend.”
Juarez cigars are rolled at Tabacalera Pichardo in Esteli, Nicaragua, under the supervision of Master Blender Don Eradio Pichardo. Juarez Chihuahua will sell for $6.45 per cigar and ships July.