Crowned Heads has announced Las Calaveras Edición Limitada (EL) 2021, the eighth installment of the annual series that pays homage to the Year of the Dead, will return in July.
Las Calaveras was first launched in 2014 and has been an annual release. 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. As with most of the previous blends, the bands of each release of Las Calaveras have contained the initials of four deceased individuals.
Las Calaveras EL 2021 consists of an Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro cover leaf and Nicaraguan binder and filler – marking the firs time Sumatra has been used on a Las Calaveras blend. The cigars will be released in four sizes: LC48 (6 x 48), LC50 (5 x 50), LC54 (5 3/4 x 54), and Petit Lancero (6 x 40). The Petit Lancero will be available as a part of a four-count sampler featuring one of each of the Las Calaveras EL 2021 sizes. The LC48, LC50, and LC54 will be available in 24-count boxes. Production is handled by My Father Cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua – who has produced every release of Las Calaveras to date. Production has been allocated to 1,250 boxes per size and an addition 1,750 of the sampler boxes.
The 24 box counts consist of 3 rows of eight cigars. Crowned Heads has done this because the number 8 is a symbol of infinity as in everlasting life and the three rows represent the beginning, middle, and end of the cycle of life.
The following are the releases of Las Calaveras. One significant note is that each year has highlighted a different blend and a different wrapper.
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2014: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2015: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2016: Connecticut Broadleaf
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2017: Ecuadorian Maduro
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2018: San Andres Mexican
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2019: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2020: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
- Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2021: Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro
“We’re particularly excited about this year’s Las Calaveras releases as it marks a first for us in the series,” commented Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads in a press release. “In fact, this is the first time we’ve utilized a Sumatra wrapper leaf in any project originating from our partners at My Father Cigars, and I think the resulting profile is not only an obvious change of pace, but is also an amazing expression of Sumatra wrapper leaf.”
Pricing is set at $10.95 to $12.95 SRP per cigar.
At a glance, here is a look at the Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2021:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
LC48: 6 x 48
LC50: 5 x 50
LC54: 5 3/4 x 54
Petit Lancero: 6 1/2 x 40
Photo Credits: Crowned Heads