Crowned Heads and My Father Cigars are teaming up to produce a new limited edition line of annually released cigars called Las Calaveras, according to a report on

The first release in the new line, Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2014, will debut in May in three sizes, a 5 x 50 robusto, 6 x 52 toro and 7 x 54 Churchill. Each size is being limited to 1,000 boxes of 24 cigars, for a total run of 72,000 sticks, with prices expected to be between $8.00 – $12.00 per cigar.

While the line celebrates a traditionally Mexican feast, the cigar features no Mexican tobacco, instead using mostly Nicaraguan leaves for the filler while an Ecuadoran Havana leaf serves as the wrapper.

It is also the first Crowned Heads release not to come out of Ernesto Perez-Carillo’s factory in the Dominican Republic.

When asked for comment on the project, Janny Garcia deferred all questions to Jon Huber of Crowned Heads, who did not return e-mails seeking comment on the project. He did tell Cigar Aficionado that the project is designed to honor those who have passed away in the previous year and to be a celebration of their lives.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.