The Crowned Heads booth is the first place I wanted to go when we hit the IPCPR show floor. So, guess where we went first when we hit the show floor? I'll assume you all guessed right.
The set up at the Crowned Heads booth was the same as last year, minus the mechanical bull that was in the EPC portion of the booth last year. The look was simple with a few glass cases showing off the cigars offered by Crowned Heads and a few places to sit and talk business.
The main cigar on display was the Jericho Hill which is the newest release from Crowned Heads and their first full production line to come out of the My Father factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. We posted our group review of the Jericho Hill yesterday and we all enjoyed it. Jericho Hill features a San Andres Mexican with binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. The Jericho Hill is the first full production cigar from Crowned Heads to be produced by anyone other than EP Carrillo.
The Jericho Hill will hit store shelves in mid August and will be available in the following four sizes:
Each vitola will be available in boxes of 24. There will also be the Jericho 4 sampler which includes one of each vitola with an MSPR under $30.
The Headley Grange Laguito No. 6 was another one of the new releases. The Laguito No. 6 is 6 1/2 x 56 with fantail-style cap and is the only parejo vitola in the Headley Grange line. The Laguito No. 6 will be available in 10-count boxes.
If you have been to IPCPR before and visited the Crowned Heads booth, then you know that Jon has a large black trunk that he hauls around. This trunk usually houses all the samples and promo items for the specific event. While we were chatting with Jon, Logan gave him a sample of The Collective (yes, we gave out samples at the show! I bet no other media outlet did that...) and a few Cigar Federation stickers. And without missing a beat, Jon took the CigFed sticker and placed it prominently on the front of their trunk. I'm pretty sure that makes Crowned Heads and Cigar Federation BFFs.