For the second consecutive year, Crowned Heads has partnered with Drew Estate to produce the annual “Paniolo Especiale” Limited Edition cigar, exclusive to the state of Hawaii.
Manufactured at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Esteli, Nicaragua, the Paniolo 2020 is a 5 3/4 x 46 Corona Gorda parejo cigar. Once again, the blend features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, a Mexican (San Andres) binder, and a combination of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Brazil.
The Paniolo Especiale 2020 will be packaged in 10-count packs and retain last year’s MSRP of $9.80, despite total production being reduced from 2019’s 5,000 cigars to only 4,000 cigars.
“It’s always a kick to work with Willy (Herrera) and the Drew Estate crew,” commented Crowned Heads co-owner/founder, Jon Huber. “We began the blending process on Paniolo 2020 last Summer immediately after the PCA show. Last year’s blend which featured a Broadleaf wrapper was a hit and we wanted to riff off of that, so ‘Chef Herrera’ sprinkled in a dash of Brazilian Mata Fina in the filler. The end result is a flavor profile that is rich, balanced, and layered while retaining that muscular structure and intensity that the (Paniolo) 2015 OR and last year’s 2019 release have become renowned for.”
The Paniolo Especiale 2020 will be released on February 7, 2020 (6:00-9:30pm), at an exclusive dinner event hosted by R. Field Wine at the Prince Waikiki Hotel. Seating is limited. Please contact Marvin Chang to purchase tickets at email@example.com, or call (808) 949-2998.