After a one-year absence, Crowned Heads Paniolo Especiale returns for 2022. Paniolo had been a release that had been exclusive for the State of Hawaii.  The name Paniolo refers to a Hawaiian Cowboy.

Paniolo has been a cigar that has been done in various blends and sizes in various factories since 2015.  This year the Paniolo Especiale 2022 features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Connecticut Habano binder, and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. For the first time since 2017, the Paniolo Especiale will be produced at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr‘s Tabacalera La Alianza. The size for 2022 is a 5 1/2 x 52 Robusto Extra. The cigars will be packaged in ten-count boxes with a total production of 400 boxes. Pricing is set at $11.00 per cigar.

The Paniolo Especiale 2012 will debut at a launch dinner on September 9, 2022, at the Prince Waikiki Hotel.

In a press release, Crowned Heads co-owner Jon Huber said, “We missed out on a 2021 Paniolo release due to the pandemic, so it was important to me that we come back this year with a bang. I’d reached out to Ernesto earlier this year and expressed interest in creating a ‘throwback blend’ to some of the cigars he was famous for in the 1990’s because I was a fan of those hearty, robust blends. Once we nailed down the blend, I knew I wanted to utilize it and debut it to our family of supporters in Hawaii at our Paniolo event which has become near and dear to my heart.”

The following lists what factory produced each installment of the Paniolo Especiale

  • 2015 – My Father Cigars SA
  • 2016 – My Father Cigars SA
  • 2017 – Tabacalera La Alianza
  • 2018 – My Father Cigars SA
  • 2019 – La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
  • 2020 – La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
  • 2022 – Tabacalera La Alianza

At a glance, here is a look at the Paniolo Especiale 2022:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Filler: Dominican, Nicaragua
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza

Vitolas Available

Robusto Extra: 5 x 52

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