Crowned Heads La Imperiosa
The Crowned Heads La Imperiosa will be a small batch regular production release with a blend based on the 2014 Las Calaveras Edición Limitada. The Crowned Heads La Imperiosa is the same blend as the Las Calaveras 2014, Crowned Heads' most sought after release to date and the most popular limited edition cigar at Anthony's Cigar Emporium.
The Crowned Heads La Imperiosa contains an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper and all-Nicaraguan filler and binder, like the 2014 Las Calaveras Edición Limitada. The 2015 Las Calaveras Edición Limitada has a Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper. Unfortunately for fans of special Don Pepín García blends, the 2014 release sold out very fast, especially the LC550 robusto. If you are still craving the 2014 Las Calaveras Edición Limitada cigar, or didn't get a chance to try one, the Crowned Heads La Imperiosa is the cigar for you. Like the Crowned Heads Las Calaveras limited edition release, and the Jericho Hill regular production release, the Crowned Heads La Imperiosa is blended and made by the García family and rolled at its My Father Cigars S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
La Imperiosa, which translates loosely from Spanish to "authoritative," is an old Cuban brand from the 1900s. Crowned Heads filed for a trademark on the brand last year.Crowned Heads describes the La Imperiosa:
"Opens big with a burst of red pepper, before easing off the throttle and settling onto the palate with dense and multi-layered notes of dark fruit, earth, and charred meat. The flavor is at once dense and approachable, with a massively-brooding muscular structure. This is a tour de force of Nicaragua’s finest tobaccos at their hedonistic best."
Like the Las Calaveras, the packaging designs have symbolic meanings. The images and symbols which appear on the Crowned La Imperiosa are explained by Huber as such:
Color — “The primary color, Maroon, symbolizes victory and/or perseverance in battle. It certainly has been a ‘battle’ to grow our company over the last 4 years; we began shipping to 66 stores in November 2011. Today, that number of retail partners has grown to close to 700 stores.”
Swords — “The sword is a symbol of power and freedom, which alludes to our freedom from the ‘corporate machine,’ and our choice to ‘Carve Our Own Path.’”
Snake — “The serpent is a symbol of defiance, and additionally, also represents renewal. This also alludes to our decision to remain in Nashville, and create ‘Crowned Heads.’”
Dragon — “The dragon is the guardian of treasures, and is also the bravest of all the creatures.”
Crown — “The crown is a symbol of victory, sovereignty and empire; it also ties back to our namesake, “Crowned Heads.”