For the third year in a row, Crowned Heads will offer an exclusive cigar for retailers who attended the 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA). This year it is a 6 1/8 x 52 torpedo-sized offering of its Le Pâtissier line known as the Le Pâtissier No. 2.
It’s the second time in three years Le Pâtissier has been a PCA Exclusive. In 2021, the original Le Pâtissier was released in a Lonsdale format in a 6 1/2 x 44 Lonsdale format. Last year, Le Pâtissier was made a regular production cigar and production of the line was moved to the NACSA factory. Four sizes were put into production. The Lonsdale was not carried over into production.
The blend consists of a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder from Jalapa, and fillers from Costa Rica and the Ometepe and Pueblo Nuevo regions of Nicaragua. The No. 2 will be presented in a 20-count box that is black in color. Pricing for the Le Pâtissier No. 2 is set at $13.00 MSRP.
“It’s a rarity that we’ve released a figurado in our portfolio,” commented Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber in a press release. “To this day, the only torpedo we’ve produced on a regular production basis goes back to our original Four Kicks Piramide dating back to 2011. Having said that, I’ve always been enamored with the classic torpedo vitola since I began smoking cigars almost thirty years ago, like the Montecristo No. 2 and the H. Upmann No. 2, both considered classic Cuban cigars. We always strive to bring something special to our PCA Exclusive, so we felt the Le Pâtissier No. 2 was a good fit.”
The PCA Trade Show opens July 7, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Crowned Heads Le Pâtissier No. 2 is scheduled to ship in August.
At a glance, here is a look at the Crowned Heads Le Pâtissier line:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler: Costa Rican, Nicaraguan (Ometepe, Pueblo Nuevo)
County of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Nicaraguan Cigars America S.A. (NACSA)
No. 2: 6 1/8 x 52 (2023 PCA Exclusie)
Senadores: 6 1/8 x 48
No. 50: 4 3/8 x 50
Canonazo 5 7/8 x 52
No. 54: 5 3/8 x 54
Photo Credit: Crowned Heads