IPCPR 2019: Crowned Heads

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While Crowned Heads does not have a large number of new releases for this year’s show, the two products the company is showing off are significant in their own ways: one is a brand new collaboration, while the other is a former exclusive brand that is being made more available.

In terms of layout, the Crowned Heads booth was virtually identical to last year as far as I could tell, although Jon Huber told me they may be switching out some of the display cases next year. I visited the booth before the show opened, so it was predictably empty, but there was a sense of accomplishment on just about everyone on the team that I spoke to, as well as excitement about the new products.

La Coalición

The major news of the show for Crowned Heads is the debut of La Coalición, a four vitola line that is a collaboration with Drew Estate. The two companies have joined forces before, most notably on last year’s Buckeye Land, an Ohio-state exclusive release.

  • Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Sumatra)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • La Coalición Corona Gorda (5 x 46) — $10.95 (Box of 20, $219)
  • La Coalición Gordito (5 1/2 x 50) — $12.25 (Box of 20, $245)
  • La Coalición Siglo (6 x 52) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)
  • La Coalición Sublime (6 1/2 x 54) — $14.95 (Box of 20, $299)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: September 2019

Juárez Goes Regular Production

Released late last year as an exclusive for Thompson Cigar Co., Juárez is now being offered to retailers nationwide. According to Huber, the new versions are ready to ship right after the show.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Ecuador (Sumatra)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Juárez OBS (4 3/4 x 52) — $5.95 (Box of 20, $119)
  • Juárez Willy Lee (6 x 54) — $7.95 (Box of 20, $139)
  • Juárez Jack Brown (5 x 56) — $6.95 (Box of 20, $159)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: December 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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