It will be a busy week for the Crowned Heads shipping department.

First up is the new Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Full Court Press LE 2019 is a 5 7/8 x 52 box-pressed cañonazo, the first box-pressed vitola for the line. It’s the same blend as the rest of the line: a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an Ecuadorian binder and fillers from Nicaragua.

“The idea came to me last May during the NBA playoffs, said Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, in a press release. “Initially, I tossed the name out there somewhat as a corny double entrende, but the more I thought about it the more I liked the idea of releasing a box-pressed expression of CHC Reserve. Once I smoked the sample it was a no-brainer to go to production.”

Pricing is set at $11.95 per cigar and it is limited to 1,700 boxes of 12 cigars.

Patrick Lagreid contributed to this story.

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