Crowned Heads is releasing its eighth version of the Las Calaveras series, Las Calaveras EL 2021. For the first time, the blend will feature an Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper. The rest of the blend uses Nicaraguan binder and fillers.
“We’re particularly excited about this year’s Las Calaveras release as it marks a first for us in the series. In fact, this is the first time we’ve utilized a Sumatra wrapper leaf in any project originating from our partners at My Father Cigars, and I think the resulting profile is not only an obvious change of pace, but is also an amazing expression of Sumatra wrapper leaf.”
Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber
Las Calaveras was first launched in 2014, and was designed as a tribute to those who have passed away in the previous year. It is intended to be a celebration of life and remembrance, as opposed to a mournful symbol of death or loss. Each year, the Las Calaveras band is adorned with the initials of four individuals who’ve passed the prior year, one set of initials embossed upon each of the four coins on the sides of each band. Cigars are presented in 24-count boxes, three rows of eight cigars each, as the number ‘8’ is a symbol of infinity as in everlasting life, and the three rows represent the beginning, middle, and end of the cycle of life.
1,250 boxes of each of the three sizes will be sold in 2021 for a total of 90,000 cigars. An additional 1,750 4-cigar samplers featuring one of each vitola along with a sampler-exclusive petite lancero (6 1/2″ x 40) were also made. Pricing on the Las Calaveras EL 2021 ranges from $10.95 to $12.95 per cigar. The main sizes are LC48 (6 x 48), LC50 (5 x 50), and LC54 (5 3/4 x 54). They will ship July 2021.