Last year, Crowned Heads released the Four Kicks Capa Especial—a blend originally created in 2011 and one considered for its debut Four Kicks line—now, another cigar from that time is set for its formal debut.
It’s called the Four Kicks Capa Especial Águilas LE 2021, a 5 1/2 x 50 figurado. Like the Capa Especial blend, its roots harken back to the summer of 2011. At that time, Crowned Heads as a company had been announced, but it was still working with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. to finalize its first blend. There were three blends in consideration: two that used a habano wrapper and one that used an Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper. Ultimately, Crowned Heads chose one of the habano blends, though Perez-Carrillo Jr. preferred the Sumatran blend, which became the Capa Especial line.
While they were working on the blends, Perez-Carrillo Jr. gifted Jon Huber, Crowned Heads co-founder, a unique size of the Sumatran blend. He called it Águilas as it was close to the same shape as the Cuban Romeo y Julieta Águilas, a discontinued vitola. Technically, the Romeo y Julieta measures 143mm, a bit longer than the cigar being released by Crowned Heads.
Huber never smoked that cigar, but the company plans on releasing a version of it next month. It will have an MSRP of $10.95 per cigar and is limited to 3,000 boxes of 12 cigars.
It uses the same blend as the rest of the Capa Especial line: an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.