Cigar of the Month Club
December 2012

Headley Grange Estupendos
Strength: Medium
            Origin:  Dominican          Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler:  Nicaraguan            
      Binder:  Nicaraguan

The 'HG Project' announced by Crowned Heads is here again. Headley Grange is inspired by the music of Led Zeppelin and made by master blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. Expect notes of leather and cedar with a hint of maple sweetness.

La Duena #5
Medium                  Origin: Nicaraguan            Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf
Connecticut Broadleaf and Nicaraguan               Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf and Nicaraguan       

La Duena is a term for a woman of great authority. Blended by Pete Johnson of Tatuaje for Janny Garcia of My Father Cigars and rolled at the My Father facility, La Duena is, in Pete's words, "a cross between La Riqueza and La Casita Criolla... Flavor over strength." Featuring a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and a binder and filler of Connecticut Broadleaf and Nicaraguan tobaccos, La Duena is limited to 100 total boxes. Expect notes of pepper, spice, leather and dark espresso and an overall sweetness. These are medium in body.

Strength: Medium to Full      
Origin:  Dominican     Wrapper: Ecuadorian sun grown
 Dominican  and Nicaraguan   Binder: Nicaraguan

Ernsto Perez-Carrillo was inspired to name this new line of cigars "the INCH" cigar after the No. 64, which measures 1 inch in diameter. The INCH Series comes in Natural (Ecuador Sumatra) and Maduro (Connecticut Broadleaf). The binder is from Nicaragua, and the filler is a mix of Dominican Piloto Cubano, Corjo and Criollo 98 with some Nicaraguan Viso.

Tatuaje La Casita Criollo
Strength: Medium         
Origin: Nicaragua       Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Connecticut Broadleaf        Binder:  Connecticut Broadleaf

This new line from Pete Johnson features 100% Broadleaf tobacco. An homage to the broadleaf cigars made in the U.S. many years ago, this is a departure from the other Tatuaje lines. Light and woodsy at first with developing spice, it delivers some complex flavors and good structure while showcasing the merits of Connecticut Broadleaf.