Last year, Crowned Heads released the Four Kicks Capa Especial, a blend that was one of the final contenders for the original Four Kicks, but didn’t make the original cut. Now that blend is coming in a new limited figurado vitola for 2021, Águilas. The Águilas viotla goes back to the Cuban Romeo y Julieta Águilas in the 1960’s that was later discontinued in the 1970’s. “Águila” translates to Eagle in English.
The story behind the Four Kicks Capa Especial Aguilas starts in Summer 2011 in the office of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A., in Santiago, Dominican Republic. While working on what would eventually become Crowned Head’s inaugural release, Four Kicks, Ernesto gifted Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber, with a unique and special cigar. The cigar had a truly vintage aesthetic to it in terms of visual appeal and shape. Ernesto simply referred to the cigar as “Águilas.” That cigar was placed in a ziplock bag, labeled “Águilas,” and was stored away in Huber’s modest 50-count humidor at his home where it remains to this day.
The Four Kicks Capa Especial Águilas is a figurado that measures 5 1/2″ x 50. The blend is the same as the regular Four Kicks Capa Especial which uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Four Kicks Capa Especial Águilas comes in 12-count boxes that feature an image of an “Águila” (eagle). Only 3,000 boxes were made for a total of 36,000 cigars. Each cigar will cost $10.95. It is rolled at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A., Santiago, Dominican Republic, and ships in June 2021.