Crowned Heads will release a second project in conjunction with Tabacalera Pichardo called Mil Días.
The name Mil Diás translates to “1,000 days” – and according to the story its a reference to the near-three-year journey the company has taken to develop this blend. Tabacalera Pichardo is co-owned by Don Eradio Pichardo and Luciano Meirelles. It was back in 2017 when Pichardo and Meirelles presented Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber an initial sample of what would become the Mil Días blend.
“I was very impressed with those initial samples and I felt the blend had tremendous potential,” commented Huber in a press release. “Little did I know those samples would take us on a nearly three-year journey of blend exploration and experimentation.”
During this time Crowned Heads has been working closely with Tabacalera Pichardo. First Crowned Heads released Juarez, a line fro the Tabacalera Pichardo factory. More recently, Crowned Heads has taken on the distribution for ACE Prime, the brand owned by Meirelles.
“To create a blend and innovate you need to take risks beyond conventional thinking,” added Meirelles. “Mil Días represents our relationship’s journey and it also highlights the fruitfulness of our recently announced strategic alliance.”
Pichardo commented, “When Luciano had me try his first blend of Mil Días I knew right away we had something magical and I’m excited to have Crowned Heads release this fantastic cigar.”
Blendwise, Mil Diás marks a change in direction for Crowned Heads. The cigar consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and fillers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Peru. The use of Costa Rican and Peruvian tobacco marks a first in the Crowned Heads portfolio. The cigars are being released in four sizes: Corona Gorda (6 x 46), Edmundo (5 3/8 x 52), Double Robusto (6 3/8 x 50), and Sublime (6 x 54). Each is presented in 20-count boxes. Pricing ranges from $9.25 to $11.50 per cigar.
Mil Días is scheduled to ship in August.
At a glance, here is a look at Mil Días:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Pichardo
Corona Gorda: 6 x 46
Edmundo: 5 3/8 x 52
Double Robusto: 6 3/8 x 50
Sublime: 6 x 54
Photo Credits: Crowned Heads