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Crowned Heads introduced the Las Calaveras concept in 2014 with the now-legendary Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2014. It was among the brand’s first blends crafted at the My Father Cigars factory, departing from their usual work with the La Alianza factory in the Dominican Republic. Crowned Heads wasn’t particularly known for limited edition cigars at the time and combining with the talented Garcia family, the cigars were the perfect storm for craft enthusiasts.

The concept revolves around the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrating the lives of those we’ve lost along the way. Mexican-themed imagery and design add to the cigar’s appeal and Crowned Heads goes so far as to package Las Calaveras in 24-count boxes – with 3 rows of 8 cigars – having added significance to the theme.

The 3 rows represent life’s cycle of a beginning, middle, and end. In biblical terms, the number ‘8’ signifies new beginnings, and in mathematical terms an ‘8’ laid on its side symbolizes “infinity,” as in eternal life.

The 2016 blend is the first to use a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, something the Garcia family has become known for among maduro enthusiasts.

2014 3 vitolas 72,000 cigars Ecuador Habano Oscuro (8th priming) wrapper
2015 3 vitolas 90,000 cigars Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper
2016 4 vitolas 116,000 cigars Connecticut Broadleaf “Grade A” wrapper
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf “Grade A”
  • Binder/Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: My Father Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Limited Edition (4,500 boxes of 24 cigars + 2,000 4-pack samplers)
  • Packaging: 24-ct boxes | 4-ct sampler box
  • Price: $9.25 – $11.25