It’s that time again. Another year and another celebration of life. Once again another edition of the Crowned Heads Las Calaveras has been announced. The Las Calaveras EL 2021 is the eighth installment for the Las Calaveras series.
The Las Calaveras EL 2021 marks the first time that the blend will feature an Ecuadorian Sumatra (Oscuro) wrapper. The result is a taste profile that is extremely unique and ground-breaking to the Las Calaveras franchise. The dark-chocolate Sumatra oscuro wrapper completes a blend of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, and yields a flavor profile that is characterized by notes of earth, spice, and espresso beans, with subtle floral undertones.
Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber commented:
“We’re particularly excited about this year’s Las Calaveras release as it marks a first for us in the series. 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.”
Introduced in 2014, Las Calaveras was born as a tribute to those who have passed away in the previous year, and is intended to be a celebration of life and remembrance, as opposed to a mournful symbol of death or loss. Each year, the Las Calaveras band is adorned with the initials of four individuals who’ve passed the prior year, one set of initials embossed upon each of the four coins on the sides of each band.
This year, the Las Calaveras celebrates the lives of – NBA All Star Kobe Bryant, Rock Star Eddie Van Halen, Cigar Industry Veteran Gene Tipton, and Movie Great Sean Connery
Cigars are presented in 24-count boxes, three rows of eight cigars each, as 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. A total of 1,250 boxes of each of the three vitolas (90,000 cigars) was produced with an additional 1,750 4-cigar samplers featuring one of each vitola along with a sampler-exclusive petite lancero (6 1/2″ x 40).
Las Calaveras EL 2021 will have a suggested retail price range of $10.95 to $12.95 per cigar, featuring LC48 (6 x 48), LC50 (5 x 50), and LC54 (5 3/4 x 54). Shipping will begin July 2021.