News: The Crowned Heads Announces Mason Dixon Project

On October 18, 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon completed their survey of the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as the areas that would eventually become the states of Delaware and West Virginia.

The result would become known as The Mason-Dixon line, and became the resolution of a border dispute between British colonies in Colonial America. The Mason-Dixon line was marked by stones every mile, and with “CrownStones” placed at every 5th mile along the line. In later years, The Mason-Dixon line would become a symbolic boundary between the Northern and Southern states.

Inspired by this historical benchmark in time, Crowned Heads presents, “The Mason-Dixon Project--Limited Edition 2014.

The MDP-LE 2014, marks the first nationwide regional release from Crowned Heads, and features 2 distinctively different blends of the finest tobaccos, manufactured by My Father Cigars, S.A., in Esteli, Nicaragua. By taking the original Mason-Dixon line, and extending it westward across the United States, we have created two regional releases.

Each edition will be available exclusively at participating Crowned Heads retail tobacconist accounts within that respective territory.

MDP-LE 2014 SOUTHERN EDITION:
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 6” x 52
Total Production:
25,000 Cigars (1,250 boxes)
Single: $9.85
Box: $197.00

MDP-LE 2014 NORTHERN EDTION:
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 6” x 52
Total Production:
25,000 Cigars (1,250 boxes)
Single: $9.85
Box: $197.00

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Comment by Generally Useful Jared on September 2, 2014 at 1:27pm

His inspirations are so random... meh, sure, why not :)

Comment by Seth's Humidor on September 2, 2014 at 2:08pm

1) If a store falls directly on the Mason-Dixon line, do they get both cigars?

2) How does he plan on extending the Mason-Dixon line in the United States? At the time, it ended with Texas and most of the western states were not included as they were not states yet.

3) If he does extend this, and includes additional states of the United States in southern part of the Mason-Dixon Line, is he stating that these states were pro-slavery?

4) Why the hell do the southern states get Ecuadorian Connecticut? I understand Connecticut Broadleaf going to the north, but why do we get that? Can't he get some tobacco that is grown in the south as a wrapper? Maybe he should have teamed up with DE and given us a Kentucky Fire Cured tobacco!

Comment by Charlie on September 2, 2014 at 3:23pm

I think I'll pass on this release....I hope Crowned Heads doesn't move all there new releases to My Father, I am smoking the Jericho tomorrow so I hope that changes my mind, we'll see.

Comment by Cigar Coop on September 2, 2014 at 3:29pm

The interesting thing is it is obvious that Crowned Heads has had a change in philosophy in terms of limited releases.  I quote one of the company owners:

"Don’t play the “Limited Edition” song over and over and over….and over again. We all pull from the same pool of tobaccos. We all know everyone in Esteli and Danli. There are only ‘so many‘ blends that can be produced."

http://www.crownedheads.com/more-cash/

Comment by Seth's Humidor on September 2, 2014 at 3:32pm

Too funny! Good find on the article piece. Nothing like taking a trip down memory lane to the origins of a company. 

Jon "I don't do limited editions" Huber

Comment by Stefan Lindblad on September 2, 2014 at 3:42pm

Glad I live in the North! Wonder how the northern blend will differ from the Tennessee Waltz, since they are both broadleaf. 

Comment by Seth's Humidor on September 2, 2014 at 4:06pm

To answer your question, one will be a half inch longer. 

Comment by Stefan Lindblad on September 2, 2014 at 4:07pm

same blend? If it is, I won't bother tracking down the TW

Comment by Stefan Lindblad on September 2, 2014 at 4:08pm

Is there a projected release date?


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Comment by Matt Ross on September 2, 2014 at 4:08pm

Charlie - As they say, different strokes for different folks.  The stuff from My Father is my favorite stuff from Crowned Heads.

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