For the fifth year in a row, Crowned Heads will have a release of its annual limited edition cigar Las Calaveras. The Crowned Heads Las Calaveras EL 2018 will once again feature a new blend, this time with a San Andres wrapper. The cigars are scheduled to reach retailers this June.
Las Calaveras was introduced in 2014 as Crowned Heads’ limited edition line. The line pays homage to those who have passed away over the past year. As opposed to being a mournful symbol, it is intended to be a celebration of those lives and remembrances of those who are no longer with us. The line is produced by the Garcia family at My Father Cigars. Each year the blend has featured a different wrapper the Garcias are known for working with.
Las Calaveras EL 2014: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Las Calaveras EL 2015: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Las Calaveras EL 2016: Connecticut Broadleaf
Las Calaveras EL 2017: Ecuadorian Maduro
Las Calaveras EL 2018: San Andres Mexican
In addition to the San Andres wrapper, the Las Calaveras EL 2018 features a 100% Nicaraguan binder and filler. The cigars will be available in three sizes (5 5/8 x 46, 5 x 50, and 6 x 54) – each presented in 24-count boxes. A total of 1,700 boxes per size will be produced.
Crowned Heads is also producing a four cigar sampler. It will contain one of each of the three sizes of the Las Calaveras EL 2018 as well as a bonus fourth size (5 1/2 x 56) that will only be available in the sampler. A total of 3,000 samplers will be made available.
“As 2018 marks the five-year anniversary of the Las Calaveras marca, we felt it apropos to utilize a Mexican San Andres (maduro) wrapper, which finishes a 100% Nicaraguan binder and filler blend. We also drew heavy packaging inspiration from the vibrant colors of the Dia le los Muertos holiday,” commented Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber in a press release.
At a glance, here is a look at the Las Calaveras EL 2018 line:
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (My Father Cigars SA)
LC46: 5 5/8 x 46 (SRP $9.95)
LC50: 5 x 50 (SRP $10.95)
LC54: 6 x 54 (SRP $11.95)
The four cigar sampler will have an SRP of $42.95
Photo/Image Credits: Crowned Heads