Crowned Heads has announced a new limited edition extension under its Headley Grange brand known as the Headley Grange Black Lab Limited Edition 2018. It’s a blend based off the Crowned Heads Headley Grange Black Dog, a shop exclusive for JR Cigars
Made at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza, the Black Lab utilizes the original Crowned Heads Headley Grange blend. It then incorporates a Connecticut Habano Maduro wrapper. The cigar is then box pressed and utilizes a closed foot. Black Lab is the first Crowned Heads cigar to feature the closed foot. While Black Dog was a rounded parejo, the Black Lab is a 6 x 52 box pressed Toro.
Connecticut Habano Maduro is a wrapper that Crowned Heads has used before – namely on its Four Kicks Maduro. The remainder of the Black Lab blend utilizes Nicaraguan tobaccos for the binder and filler.
The cigars are available in 12-count boxes. A total of 1,500 boxes (18,000 cigars) have been produced.
Headley Grange gets its name from the former recording studio of that same name in East Hampshire, England that was used by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, and Genesis. Led Zeppelin had an indirect influence on the project. It was John Bohnam’s opening drum track from “When the Levee Breaks” that inspired the blend developed. The Black Dog is a play on another Led Zeppelin song, with the same name “Black Dog”. “Black Lab” is a play on that name as a Labrador retriever was said to inspire that song.
At a glance here is a look at the Crowned Heads Black Lab LE 2018.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Habano Maduro
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza
Box-Pressed Toro: 6 x 52
The Black Dog line available to JR Cigar is available in the following sizes:
Estupendos: 5 1/2 x 50
Dobles: 6 1/8 x 50
Laguito No. 6: 6 1/2 x 56
Photo Credits: Crowned Heads