Crowned Heads has begun shipping the Four Kicks Capa Especial.
While the line may just be arriving on retailers’ shelves, the blend is one that was developed before the company’s first cigar debuted. In 2011, Jon Huber and Mike Conder of Crowned Heads and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. were working on Four Kicks, the company’s first cigar. They created three different blends: two using a habano wrapper and one using an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Ultimately, the company went with one of the habano blends.
Four Kicks Capa Especial is the Sumatra blend, which was preferred by Ernesto Perezo-Carrillo Jr.
Underneath the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper is a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The original Four Kicks uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos.
There are three sizes shipping to stores:
- Four Kicks Capa Especial Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.35 (Box of 24, $224.40)
- Four Kicks Capa Especial Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46) — $8.65 (Box of 24, $207.60)
- Four Kicks Capa Especial Sublime (6 x 54) — $9.95 (Box of 24, $238.80
When the cigar was announced in March there was plans for a fourth vitola, though the dimensions were never mentioned. It was supposed to be available only to retailers who placed orders at the 2020 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which was later canceled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Huber told halfwheel that the fourth vitola will not be released in 2020 though could become a 2021 release.