The new 5 1/2 x 48 version of Crowned Heads’ Juárez line has a name: Chihuahua.
Jon Huber, Crowned Heads co-founder, says he has been hoping to add a thinner size to the line since its inception.
“I’ve loved the Juárez blend since day one, but I’ve felt that there was a void in the sub-52 ring gauge lane,” said Huber, in a press release. “The range before Chihuahua was 52-56 (ring gauge), but now there will be a vitola for the smaller ring gauge smokers, such as myself. I’ve been a fan of the Super Corona vitola since the Cubans released it as an Edición Limitada under the Bolivar marca in 2014, and it becomes a true flavor bomb in the Juárez blend.”
The Juárez Chihuahua will be priced at $6.45 and is a regular production offering. This is the second sub-52 ring gauge addition for the line following the Juárez Shots XX, a 4 x 50 limited edition vitola that debuted earlier this year.
Juárez uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an Ecuadorian Sumatran binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The line is made at Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua.
- Juárez OBS (4 3/4 x 52) — December 2018 — Regular Production
- Juárez Willy Lee (6 x 54) — December 2018 — Regular Production
- Juárez Jack Brown (5 x 56) — December 2018 — Regular Production
- Juárez Shots XX (4 x 50) — February 2020 — 500 Boxes of 50 (25,000 Total Cigars)
- Juárez Chihuahua (5 1/2 x 48) — July 2020 — Regular Production
The line’s names have been inspired by Johnny Cash’s version of the song “Cocaine Blues.” In this particular case, Chihuahua is the Mexican state where Juárez is located.