Crowned Heads is kicking it up in 2021, with the announcement of another Four Kicks Capa Especial. This time it is a 5 1/2 x 50 figurado. This adds to the Crowned Heads Shipping Four Kicks Capa Especial that they released last year which was one of the possible blends slated for the original Four Kicks back in 2011. The company named this latest release, the Four Kicks Capa Especial Águilas LE 2021.
The unique Águilas vitola is a throw back to the Romeo y Julieta (Cuban) Águilas release during the 1960’s, whihc was evemtualy discontinued in the 1970’s. The Four Kicks Capa Especial Águilas LE 2021 is being produced under the supervision of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, a true premium cigar industry icon.
The Four Kicks Capa Especial Aguilas story began in Summer 2011 in the office of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A., in Santiago, Dominican Republic. While working on what would eventually become Crowned Head’s inaugural release, Four Kicks, Ernesto gifted Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber, with a unique and special cigar. The cigar had a truly vintage aesthetic to it in terms of visual appeal and shape. Ernesto simply referred to the cigar as “aguilas.” That cigar was placed in a zip lock bag, labeled “aguilas,” and was stored away in Huber’s modest 50-count humidor at his home where it remains to this day.
In 2020 Crowned Heads released Four Kicks Capa Especial, a blend based upon the original Four Kicks, with a modified filler and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. That cigar quickly garnered global attention and ultimately surfaced on. many “Best Cigars of 2020” lists, including landing a spot on the “Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Cigars of 2020” list.
The Capa Especial blend, referred to as “Padrino’s Blend,” was Ernesto’s selection for the original Four Kicks release dating back to 2011. The Four Kicks Capa Especial Aguilas is a 5 1/2″ x 50 figurado that features:
- Wrapper – Ecuadorian Sumatra
- Binder – Nicaragua
- Filler – Nicaraguan and Dominican Republic
Packaged in decorative 12-count boxes that feature a nod to an “aguila” (eagle), production is limited to a total of 3,000 boxes (36,000 total cigars). Suggested retail price is $10.95 per cigar.
The Four Kicks Capa Especial Águilas LE 2021 is Manufactured at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A., Santiago, Dominican Republic. Crowned Heads expects tot ship these to retailers starting in June 2021.