IPCPR 2018: Crowned Heads

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Crowned Heads’ rustic looking booth is back, complete with the portrait of the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash.

Unlike last year, there are a plethora of new releases to show off, including a new brand and two fairly significant line extensions.

Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII

This is the first cigar that Crowned Heads has released with the company name as part of its moniker and was “crafted specifically with a spirit of gratitude and humility towards those and for those that have supported Crowned Heads over the years.” According to the company, the new three-vitola line incorporates tobacco that was chosen based on their terroir, availability and age.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190.90)
  • Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto (5 x 50) — $11 (Boxes of 20, $220)
  • Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Sublime (6 x 54) — $12.50 (Boxes of 20, $250)

Production: 150,000 Total Cigars

Launch Date: October 2018

Four Kicks Maduro Lancero LE 2018

An extension of Crowned Heads’ popular Four Kicks line that debuted at the IPCPR show last year, this vitola is covered in a Connecticut habano wrapper and was first shipped as a exclusive for TAA retailers last month. It is now shipping in a wider release packaged in boxes of 10 and joins four other vitolas in the line.

  • Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Habano)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua

 

  • Four Kicks Maduro Lancero LE 2018 (7 1/2 x 38) — $9.95 (Boxes of 10, $99.50)

Production: 1,500 Boxes of 10 Cigars (15,000 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: June 19, 2018

Luminosa Gigantes LE 2018

A cigar that Huber calls his “When Hell Freezes Over” release—since he never thought he would release a 6 x 60 vitola—the Luminosa Gigantes LE 2018 is packaged in 12-count boxes with only 24,000 total cigars produced. Crowned Heads soft launched the Luminosa blend in late 2016 before releasing the line as a full production item last year.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua

 

  • Luminosa Gigantes LE 2018 — $9.75 (Boxes of 12, $117)

Production: 2,000 Boxes of 12 Cigars (24,000 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: July 2018

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Brooks Whittington
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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.

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