For the past six years, Crowned Heads has released an exclusive cigar to the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) as a part of its annual Exclusive Series under The Angel’s Anvil brand. 2020 marks a change as Crowned Head’s seventh release with be under the name The Lost Angel.
We have described the background and story behind The Angel’s Anvil releases:
Crowned Heads describes The Lost Angel as a prequel to The Angel’s Anvil:
Unlike the heavens above, the earth can be a dark space, and the spirit of The Lost Angel brand is born from darkness. Lest we never forget though, the tiniest of seeds needs to be submerged in dirt, covered in darkness and it is only then that the seed will struggle to reach the light.
As for the blend, The Lost Angel features a blend of Nicaraguan binder and filler covered by an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. A Sumatra blend was previously released to the TAA with The Angel’s Anvil 2018 release. Like the previous Crowned Heads TAA releases, The Lost Angel is produced at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr’s Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The cigar comes in one size – a 6 x 52 Toro. Pricing is set at $11.75 per cigar and it is expected to ship in the May/June timeframe.
The Lost Angel 2020 is an exclusive release for TAA that is limited to 1,000 (20-count) boxes. The 6” x 52 Cigar is comprised of 100% Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos and is finished with an Ecuadorian (Sumatra) wrapper. The Lost Angel 2020 is manufactured at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A., Santiago, Dominican Republic, under the supervision of premium cigar icon and Cigar Aficionado Hall of Fame member, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.
Typically The TAA Exclusive Cigars are unveiled at the organization’s annual convention and trade show. Since this year’s trade show was canceled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, this year’s TAA Exclusive Series was unveiled at a virtual meeting held to TAA members.
At a glance, here is a look at The Lost Angel 2020:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Toro: 6 x 52
Image Credit: Crowned Heads