The latest from Crowned Heads is on the way to retailers.

Yesterday, the company began shipping The Mason-Dixon Project—Limited Edition 2014. According to co-owner Jon Huber, the cigars will be shipped throughout the next week until the company has shipped out all 2,500 boxes for the release.

Inspiration for this project comes from the used to separate Pennsylvania and Maryland.

It is in fact two different blends, one exclusively for Crowned Heads brick and mortar tobacconist accounts in the northern half of the U.S. and one for the southern half. Both cigars are 6 x 52 toros with a suggested retail price of $9.85 and limited to 1,250 boxes of 20. The MDP-LE 2014 Southern Edition uses Nicaraguan tobacco for the binder and filler, covered in a Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. For the MDP-LE 2014 Northern Edition, Crowned Heads uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper with Nicaraguan tobacco for the filler and binder. 

Both cigars are Made at My Father Cigars S.A., one of at least six times the Nashville-based company is slated to use the factory before the end of the year. In addition to The Mason-Dixon Project, the company has already released Las CalaverasJericho HillTennessee Waltz, and Hecho Con Corazon—LE 2014, with Arrington Vineyard Double-W due out later this year.

Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.