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RANKED
# 200

J.D. Howard Reserve

Battles: 87

Wins: 34%

Score: 82

J.D. Howard Reserve

J.D. Howard, like all Crowned Heads brands, comes with a story. The cigar is built around the tale of Jesse James and his short-lived attempt to blend in with society and live a peaceful life in 1876. He went by the name of J.D. Howard and moved to Nashville, TN—which just so happens to be the home base of modern-day Crowned Heads (clever!).

The cigars carry a fittingly western look/feel and even boast a smokey, "Southern charred" character and profile. This cigar marked the third Crowned Heads regular-production release with Ernesto-Perez Carrillo and his Tabacalera La Alianza factory out of the Dominican Republic.

cigar Breakdown

Arapiraca, Brazil

Wrapper

Maduro

Shade

Sumatra, Ecuador

Binder

Nicaragua

Filler tobacco countries

Crowned Heads

Company

Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.

Factory

Regular

Production

2013

Release year

$ 8.50 - $ 9.70

Price

strength6/10
body6/10
flavor8/10

Core flavors

HickoryTree BarkBrown SugarCharcoalBaconCherriesCedarMedium-Roast CoffeeAniseButtered Squash