Crowned Heads and Drew Estate Announce Paniolo Especiale 2020


For the second year in a row, Crowned Heads is partnering with Drew Estate to produce the annual “Paniolo Especiale” Limited Edition cigar. This cigar will be exclusive to Hawaii and limited to a production run of 4,000 cigars.

The Paniolo Especiale 2020 features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Mexican San Andreas binder, and mixed filler from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Brazil. The Paniolo Especiale 2020 will be packaged in 10-count packs. The MSRP of the Paniolo Especiale 2020 will be the same as the 2019: $9.80. 

Jon Huber, co-owner and founder of Crowned Heads, said, “It’s always a kick to work with Willy (Herrera) and the Drew Estate crew. 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 during an exclusive dinner hosted by R. Field Wine at the Prince Waikiki Hotel.