Coroneta, a new release from Crowned Heads, is a novel release. There are two different blends, each made by a different factory but offered in the same three sizes. While the blends are a pair, they won’t be shipping to stores at the same time, at least not at first.

Today, Crowned Heads will begin shipping Coroneta Maduro, the line made by Casa Carrillo in the Dominican Republic. The Coroneta Habano, which is made by Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. (NACSA), is not expected to ship until next month. Blend-wise, the Coroneta Maduro uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Pennsylvania.

Both blends are offered in the same three sizes:

  • Coroneta Habano/Maduro Earl (5 x 52) — $12.95 (Box of 20, $259)
  • Coroneta Habano/Maduro Duke (5 1/2 x 54) — $13.95 (Box of 20, $279)
  • Coroneta Habano/Maduro Baron (6 x 56) — $14.95 (Box of 20, $299)

“The concept of simultaneously introducing one brand in two expressions from two different houses is something entirely first-time for us.” said Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, in a press release when the cigar was announced in March. “The Habano version from NACSA was actually final and production ready back in the Spring of 2022, but we decided to hold it back. Ultimately, we felt so strongly about the Coroneta brand that we tapped the ‘Godfather of Boutique Cigars,’ aka Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, to partner with us on developing the maduro version. I think the Coroneta brand achieves what we excel at, which is, seamlessly blending tradition and history with premium modernity.”

The Coroneta Habano, pictured above, uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Condega, Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua. Beyond the difference in wrapper color and the slightly different color scheme, there are bands that differentiate which blend each cigar uses.

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