For the sixth year in a row, Crowned Heads will have a release of its annual limited edition cigar, Las Calaveras. Since it was introduced in 2014, each release has featured a different wrapper. For the Crowned Heads Las Calaveras EL 2019, the release features an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, the wrapper used on the first release of Las Calaveras. The cigars are scheduled to reach retail shelves in June.
Las Calaveras 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. In the past, the bands of each release of Las Calaveras have contained the initials of four individuals who have passed away. This year, the cigar contains the initials of one person – the late Cano Ozgener, founder of CAO Cigars who passed away last June. Crowned Heads co-founders Jon Huber and Mike Conder both worked with Ozgener at CAO Cigars.
“When Cano passed away on June 9 of last year,” commented Jon Huber in a press release, “the cigar industry lost a true trailblazer and innovator, and I lost a mentor, friend, and father-figure. He meant so much to us here at Crowned Heads and he touches the lives of far too many to mention. His legacy lives on not only in the cigar business, but in the lives of those whom he came in contact with during his lifetime.”
In addition to the Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, the Las Calaveras EL 2018 features a 100% Nicaraguan binder and filler. The cigars will be available in three sizes LC46 (6 x 46, $10.50, LC 50 (5 x 50, $ 11.75), and LC54 (5 1/2 x 54m $12.95). Each is presented in 24-count boxes. A total of 1,700 boxes per size will be produced.
In addition, an exclusive 6 1/8 x 52 size will be included in a four-cigar sampler that also contains one of each of the other three sizes. A total of 2,500 samplers have been produced.
Production once again comes from the My Father Cigars S.A. factory.
At a glance, here is a look at the Las Calaveras EL 2019:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
LC46: 6 x 46
LC50: 5 x 50
LC54: 5 1/2 x 54
Torpedo: 6 1/8 x 52 (sampler only)
Photo Credits: Crowned Heads