Le Pâtissier, the latest release from Crowned Heads, will be on its way to retailers on Monday as Jon Huber confirmed to halfwheel that the cigar is ready to start shipping.

It’s a 6 1/2 x 44 lonsdale that uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and fillers from Costa Rica, as well as the Ometepe and Pueblo Nuevo regions of Nicaragua. It is made at Tabacalera Pichardo, and was released at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show as an exclusive to retailers who attended the event.

“When we were approached to do a PCA 2021 exclusive we wanted to bring something special to the show,” said Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, in a press release. “Pâtissier is an amazing expression of Connecticut broadleaf that exudes a unique combination of complexity, finesse and balance. We’ve produced broadleaf-based blends with three other factories to this point; however, Pâtissier brings a different dimension to the profile that makes it stands on its own.”

It gets its name from the French term for a pastry chef, a fitting moniker given it was inspired by Le Carême, another Crowned Heads release that was released in 2016 and named for French chef, Marie Antoine Carême.

Le Pâtissier has an MSRP of $10.50 and is offered in boxes of 20 cigars.

An earlier version of this article indicated the cigar was 6 1/4 inches long; it is actually 6 1/2 inches long. We regret the error.

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