Five years ago, Crowned Heads released the Hecho Con Corazon as part of the celebrations for the Hickory Cigar Club, a roughly 170-member cigar club in North Carolina. Now, the company will make a new Hecho Con Corazon for the club’s 25th anniversary.
On Wednesday, Mike Conder and Jon Huber—Crowned Heads’ co-founders—will be in Hickory, N.C. for a launch event for the Hecho Con Corazon XXV LE 2019. The cigar is a 5 1/2 x 56 parejo that uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.
It will be sold exclusively through Tinder Box South Park.
“When Craig Cass (of Tinder Box of the Carolinas) approached Mike (Conder) and I last year with the idea of creating a 25th anniversary cigar we were excited for the opportunity, but we felt that rather than simply re-treading the 2014 blend we wanted to create something entirely new, unique, and exciting for the club,” said Huber in a press release. “To do justice to one of the oldest active cigar dinner clubs in the country we went straight to Ernesto (Perez-Carrillo Jr.) and jumped in with both feet. We feel that the result is a top-notch expression of Sumatra (wrapper) leaf that is not only bold with excellent structure, but that retains the signature balance and complexity that Ernesto had become known for.”
Production is limited to 300 boxes of 10 cigars, priced at $109 per box. It will go on sale to the public on May 17.
Update (May 14, 2019) — The original post incorrectly stated the first launch event was in Charlotte.