The next time Four Kicks Capa Especial will be a lancero.

Next month, Crowned Heads will begin shipping the Four Kicks Capa Especial Lancero LE 2022, a 7 1/2 x 38 version of the Capa Especial blend. Like the regular production version, it uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

It will have an MSRP of $11.95 per cigar and is limited to 2,500 boxes of 12 cigars.

“We’re extremely excited to bring the Capa Especial Lancero to market,” said Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, in a press release. “The lancero is such a stories vitola and it’s been absent from our portfolio for over four years; it’s an exquisite expression of the Four Kicks Capa Especial blend.”

Like the regular Four Kicks line, the Capa Especial is produced at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. The Capa Especial blend was created alongside the original Four Kicks. Huber and Mike Conder worked with Perez-Carrillo Jr. to develop Crowned Heads’ debut release and eventually ended up with three finalists blends, two of which used an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and one that used an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Huber and Conder selected one of the habano blends, but Perez-Carrillo Jr. preferred the Sumatra.

In 2020, the Sumatra version was released as the Four Kicks Capa Especial. This is the sixth vitola for the line, which is offered in four regular production sizes and last year was sold in a limited edition perfecto vitola known as the Àguilas.

Charlie Minato

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