For the third year in a row, Drunk Chicken Cigars will be releasing its Homicidal Hen limited edition cigar, and the newest version will be shown off for the first time during the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

While the 5 1/2 x 50 robusto extra vitola and the blend—a Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper covering an Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan fillers—will remain the same as the two previous incarnations, the production numbers have changed. The 2022 release of the Homicidal Hen totals 5,000 cigars, a increase from 4,000 cigars in 2021 and 2,000 cigars in the creations debut year of 2020.

“The meaning behind the name of the cigar Homicidal Hen comes from the fact that hens are typically very gentle animals and it is rare you get one that attacks like a rooster,” said Desiree Sylver, owner of Drunk Chicken Cigars, in an email to halfwheel. “This cigar is smooth with great body but full strength and you really don’t see it coming at first.”

According to Sylver, the MSRP of each Homicidal Hen 2022 will be $14 and a total of 250 20-count boxes are scheduled to ship to retailers on Aug. 15. The company is not disclosing the name of which factory the cigars are rolled at, but has confirmed that factory is located in the state of Florida.

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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.