Next month, the Tobacconists Association of America (TAA) will meet in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for its annual meeting and Crowned Heads will bring a new version of The Angel’s Anvil.
The Angel’s Anvil is the company’s TAA-exclusive. This year’s version measures 6 1/4 x 52 and uses a habano wrapper of an undisclosed binder and filler. Like in year’s past, the release will be produced at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A. in the Dominican Republic.
Production is limited to 1,000 boxes of 20 with pricing set at $10.50.
The Angel’s Anvil is based on a story Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber wrote:
Legend has it that there was one fallen angel, in particular, who fell to Earth from the heavens, finding himself alone and lost. Unlike other fallen angels who were content to wander the earth in a soulless state of purgatory, this angel became bound and determined to find his way back to Heaven.
The angel soon realized that his only way back would be for him to forge a new set of wings by which he could ascend back to the heavenly skies. He walked the countryside for days and days, until he came upon a blacksmith. The blacksmith gave the angel a hammer and an anvil, and said to him, “With these tools you will forge your new wings. With these wings, you will announce the words, ‘Ascend Word He,‘ and you will find your way home.”
The TAA is an organization of approximately 80 retailers who meet each year to discuss issues facing the cigar industry and also to hold a private trade show with select manufacturers. In recent years, those companies have created special cigars exclusive to members of the TAA.
This is the fourth year Crowned Heads has produced a release.
The Angel’s Anvil 2017 is expected to begin formally shipping to TAA retailers in April.