For the 10th release of its Las Calaveras series, Crowned Heads is going back to broadleaf.
The Nashville-based company has announced Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2023, the next release in its annual, limited edition Las Calaveras Series. Like all Las Calaveras before it, this year’s release will be made at My Father Cigars S.A. For only the second time in the series—the other was 2016—the blend will use a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos.
Since 2016, Crowned Heads released four vitolas of Las Calaveras each year: three are sold in 24-count boxes, while a fourth size is only offered in a four-cigar sampler that contains one of each vitola. That trend will continue this year.
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2023 LC50 (5 x 50) — $12.95 (Box of 24, $310.80) — 1,500 Boxes of 24 Cigars + 3,000 Samplers of 1 Cigar (39,000 Total Cigars)
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2023 LC52 (6 x 52) — $13.95 (Box of 24, $334.80) — 1,500 Boxes of 24 Cigars + 3,000 Samplers of 1 Cigar (39,000 Total Cigars)
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2023 LC54 (5 5/8 x 54) — $14.95 (Box of 24, $358.80) — 1,500 Boxes of 24 Cigars + 3,000 Samplers of 1 Cigar (39,000 Total Cigars)
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2023 Belicoso Fino (5 1/2 x 52) — 3,000 Samplers of 1 Cigar (3,000 Total Cigars)
The sampler has an MSRP of $54.95.
“We’re bringing the Broadleaf back for ’23,” commented an excited Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber. “I’ve held My Father Cigars and the Garcia family in such high regard, especially when it came to their use of Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and the resultant blend expressions. The 2023 Las Calaveras blend has so much going on in terms of what you’d expect from a My Father Broadleaf blend, everything from pepper to chocolate to earth, all impeccably and consistently balanced. We’re also featuring a first in the 2023 Las Calaveras Sampler, as this will be the first time we’ve featured a Belcoso Fino as the Sampler exclusive vitola, and the first time we’ve produced that vitola with Mv Father Cigars.’
Las Calaveras is an annual limited edition for the company that pays tribute to those close to the company’s personnel who have lost their lives. Each year has been a different blend, offered in either three or four sizes. The name comes from La Calavera Catrina, a zinc etching by José Guadalupe Posada. This year’s release is dedicated to four people who have passed, each of whom is identified by their initials included on the band.