Brand: Crowned Heads
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Oscuro (8th priming)
Size: LC550 (Robusto) 5.0 x 50
Crowned Heads decided that making awesome cigars in 2013 (See Headley Grange, amazing!) was so last year. So they decided to continue that tradition in 2014 with a Limited Edition run of cigars. They explain on their site “Beginning with the Edicion Limitada 2014, Las Calaveras will be an annual release that is a respectful homage to those who have passed away in the year before, and is intended to be a celebration of their lives and remembrances, rather than a mourning or a symbol of sadness and death.” Even bigger news is the team up between them and the Garcia family. A total of 3,000 boxes (72,000 cigars) of Las Calaveras EL 2014 were produced at the My Father Cigars S.A. factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
The wrapper on this cigar has a sweet chocolate scent and is a deep oily brown. The band is incredible, with its classic design and fantastic color choices of pink and gold. I get a nice sweet pepper from the cold draw.
Overall an amazingly flavorful cigar that will suprise you with the choices that were made, but in a good way. Crowned Heads seem to be comfortable with make flavor choices that most would mix into a cigar. Good thing for them they are able to pull this off perfectly. I loved this cigar and this is easily one of my top cigars so far for 2014. I suggest buying up a bunch of these cigars and storing them as they are a limited run.