Last week, Crowned Heads began shipping the new CHC Serie E.
It’s a follow-up to the Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII, a 2018 release, and another Crowned Heads release that is inspired by music. In this case, the cigar was inspired by Eddie Van Halen’s guitar solo from the song “Eruption.”
It uses an Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper over a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and fillers from three Nicaraguan regions: Jalapa, Ometepe and Pueblo Nuevo.
The CHC Serie is debuting in four regular product vitolas:
- CHC Serie E Petite Edmundo (4 3/8 x 52) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
- CHC Serie E 5150 (5 1/2 x 50) — $11.50 (Box of 20, $230)
- CHC Serie E Hermoso No. 2 (6 1/8 x 48) — $10.25 (Box of 20, $205)
- CHC Serie E Sublime (6 1/2 x 54) — $12.25 (Box of 20, $245)
“I listened to that solo and saw it as a sonic metaphor for smoking this cigar,” said Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, in a press release in June. “From the drum and bass intro, which I saw as the cutting-lighting-prep of the cigar, to the mixing of triads and harmonics which I compared to the complexity of the flavor profile, to the bottoming-out dive bombs that was reminiscent of the finish of the cigar, it al paralleled seamlessly. The CHC Serie E smoking experience is a medium-plus-bodied dance on the edge between technical mastery and random entropy, resolving in a balanced, melodious harmony.”
The CHC Serie E is made at Tabacalera Pichardo in Estelí, Nicaragua.