The regular production version of Le Pâtissier has begun shipping to stores.

Earlier this week, Crowned Heads began shipping the four new sizes of Le Pâtissier. Unlike the original 6 1/2 x 44 size of Le Pâtissier that debuted last year, these sizes are regular production versions that are part of a more formalized line. While the 6 1/2 x 44 size is not returning, these four new sizes use the same blend as that release: 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.

Like the original size, the new vitolas are made at Tabacalera Pichardo in Estelí, Nicaragua.

  • Le Pâtissier No. 50 (4 3/8 x 50) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • Le Pâtissier No. 54 (5 3/8 x 54) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Le Pâtissier Canonazo (5 7/8 x 52) — $11.50 (Box of 20, $230)
  • Le Pâtissier Senadores (6 1/8 x 48) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)

“We knew going into last year’s PCA show that we had something special in the Le Pâtissier blend,” said Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, in a press release in June. “Having said that, dialing that blend down into a 44 ring gauge was a challenge as we could only use lower priming wrappers that would yield a thinner cover leaf. Immediately after the release, we went to work on repurposing the Le Pâtissier blend into a slightly larger ring gauge, and it took the flavor profile and performance to the next level. The result is a Broadleaf (CT) expression that is completely unique to any of our previous forays with that wrapper.”

Both the blend and name—French for the baker—are inspired by another Crowned Heads line, Le Carême, which uses a different blend and is made at a different factory.

Charlie Minato

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