The next Drew Estate-made Crowned Heads cigar is going to Hawaii.

Crowned Heads has announced that the Paniolo Especiale 2020 will be a 5 3/4 x 46 corona gorda made by Drew Estate. It will use a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binder and fillers from Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Drew Estate also produced last year’s version.

MSRP is set at $9.80 per cigar—though it will likely be around $14.50 due to Hawaii’s tax on cigars—and production is limited to just 400 bundles of 10 cigars.

“We began the blending process of Paniolo 2020 last summer immediately after the PCA show,” said Jon Huber, Crowned Heads co-founder, in a press release. “Last year’s blend, which featured a broadleaf wrapper, was a hit and we wanted to riff off that, so (Willy Herrera) sprinkled in a dash of Brazilian mata fina in the filler. The end result is a flavor profile that is rich, balanced, and layered while retaining that muscular structure and intensity that the Paniolo 2015 and last year’s 2019 release have become renowned for.”

The Paniolo Especiale 2020 will debut on Feb. 7 at an event hosted by R. Field Wine Co.

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