After weeks of teasing a new J.D. Howard Reserve release, Crowned Heads is ready to finally show off its latest.

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The J.D. Howard Reserve Single Action LE 2015 will head to stores sometime between late February and early March according to Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads. The 6 x 38 petit lancero is limited to 2,000 boxes of 10 and will be priced at $9.25 each.

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The Singe Action LE 2015 joins five other vitolas in the J.D. Howard Reserve line, which was first released in 2013: HR46 (6 x 46), HR48 (5 x 48), HR50 (5 1/2 x 50), HR52 (6 x 52) and HR54 (5 x 54). Like the rest of the line, the new limited edition in composed of a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, a Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and is rolled at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. factory in the Dominican Republic.

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The name of the new release draws inspiration from the Colt Single Action Army revolver which was first introduced in 1873, and was Jesse James’ preferred weapon. J.D. Howard is a nod to the alias that James used while he lived in Nashville, Tenn. after a 1876 bank robbery in Minnesota.

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.