A bit later than expected, the Mil Días Marranitos EL 2022 is shipping to retailers.

Yesterday, Crowned Heads started shipping the Mil Días Marranitos EL 2022. It’s a 5 3/4 x 52 robusto extra that features a different wrapper than the other Mil Días cigars. For the Marranitos, the company is using an Ecuadorian Sumatra maduro wrapper instead of the Ecuadorian habano wrapper found on the other vitolas. The internal blend remains the same: a Nicaragua binder and fillers from Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Peru. Like the rest of the line, it is made at Tabacalera Pichardo in Estelí, Nicaragua.

It has an MSRP of $12.25 per cigar and is limited to 2,500 boxes of 12 cigars.

“I felt that after releasing Marevas, Escogidos, and Magicos as limited releases, that Mil Días had reached an evolution point in the brand where playing with the cover leaf became an interesting proposition,” said Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, in a press release when the cigar was announced in February. “We had experimented with several wrapper options; however, when we applied the Sumatra Maduro wrapper to the existing blend, the flavor profile took on a whole other dimension.”

Crowned Heads originally scheduled the Marranitos for a March release.

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