There may not be a Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show this year, but that has not halted the new releases from cigar companies. The latest announcement comes from Crowned Heads, who has revealed the first regular production brand extension to their popular Juårez cigar line.
The (5 1/2″ x 48) parejo will be called ‘Chihuahua,’ not as a reference to the small dog breed, but rather, to the fact that Juårez is one of the 67 municipalities of the state of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico.
The Juårez Chihuahua follows up the limited edition ‘Shots XX,’ a 4″ x 50 petite robusto released last February of which only 25,000 total cigars were produced.
Crowned Heads Co-Founder, Jon Huber notes:
“I’ve loved the Juårez blend since day one, but I’ve felt that there was a void in the sub-52 ring gauge lane. The range before Chihuahua was 52-56 (ring gauge), but now there will be a vitola for the smaller ring gauge smokers, such as myself. I’ve been a fan of the Super Corona vitola since the Cubans released it as an Ediciön Limitada under the Bolivar marca in 2014, and it becomes a true flavor bomb in the Juårez blend.”
Juårez cigars are produced at Tabacalera Pichardo in Esteli, Nicaragua, under the supervision of Master Blender Don Eradio Pichardo. Juårez Chihuahua will have a suggested retail price of $6.45 per cigar, and will begin shipping in late July.