Crowned Heads has become the first company to announce it is releasing a cigar for the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) Exclusive Series for 2019. A new installment of The Angel’s Anvil is planned. The Angel’s Anvil 2019 will be the sixth installment of the series by Crowned Heads for the TAA. The cigars are expected to be made available at the TAA’s Annual Convention  March 17-21 at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.

As with the previous five installments, The Angel’s Anvil 2019 comes from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr’s Tabacalera La Alianza factory. For the first time, The Angel’s Anvil will feature a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper. The remainder of the blend uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and Nicaraguan filler. It will come in one size measuring 6 1/8 x 50. It will be made available in 20-count boxes with pricing per cigar set at $$11.75 per cigar or $235.00 per box SRP.

As mentioned above, this is the sixth consecutive year (and sixth time overall) that Crowned Heads has released a TAA Exclusive cigar.

In the past, we have described the background and story behind The Angel’s Anvil release as follows:

The name “The Angel’s Anvil” is derived from a story of a fallen angel who seeks to find his way back to heaven. During this time, the outcast angel finds a blacksmith who provides him with a hammer and anvil – the tools that can be used to rebuild his wings. As many know, Crowned Heads was formed by a group of four CAO employees who had left the brand after the acquisition by General Cigar Company. The cigar name is an analogy to that story as it is based on the personal experience (the fall and rebirth) of one of the company owners at the time of that acquisition – a company having to rebuild things from the ground up. The name “The Angel’s Anvil” also has the acronym “TAA”.

One other interesting footnote: The name “The Angel’s Anvil” shares the same acronym as the Tobacconist Association of America (i.e. TAA).

Typically TAA Exclusive Cigars are unveiled at the annual convention at made available to the approximate 80 retail members. The members typically come together at the annual convention and collectively made high volume purchases on cigars in exchange for exclusive promotions and pricing..

While other companies are expected to make TAA releases, very few make formal announcements on the products being offered to the TAA. The TAA also does not make formal announcements either.

At a glance, here is a look at The Angel’s Anvil 2019:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza

Vitolas Offered

The Angel’s Anvil 2019 is available in a 6 1/8 x 50 format.