Paniolo Especiale 2019 by Crowned Heads

Another Crowned jewel of Hawaii

Cory Allen
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The Breakdown
Connecticut Broadleaf
San Andres Mexican
Nicaraguan & Dominican
Vitola (Size)
5.5 x 48
Price (USD)

Paired up for the second time, La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate produced the 2019 Hawaii special edition release for Crowned Heads. With only 5000 sticks produced, this was truly a limited release, so naturally I was excited to get my hands on a few for a good old fashioned breakdown. 

This cigar is artful in appearance, with a firm construction as well as showing off the traditional dark and oily Connecticut Broadleaf look we have all come to love. 

I ran into a few minor burn challenges, one being an abrupt outage and the other a run on the foot in the last 3rd of the cigar, both requiring quick corrections but took no time to get back up and running. 

This cigar certainly expressed a myriad of flavors. It seemed as though every half an inch you got something slightly different than you did before, but always returning again at some point in the cigar. Like a chess game is being played in your mouth, this smoke challenges the palate in the best way possible, giving you bright, sweet, and bold dark fruit flavors throughout. 

Coming in just slightly under an Alexander Hamilton, this cigar is very reasonably priced for what you get, but good luck getting your hands on one since there are so few in existence. 



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Crowned Heads is influenced by a time when quality, pride, and integrity mattered. We strive to bring our vision to reality and invite you to live in our world. We are not here to do it like everyone else. When the rules don’t make sense to us, we carve our own path.

Cory Allen
Host of The Hot Ticket Podcast. Cory isn’t your prototypical cigar smoker. He’s a testament to today’s modern smoker. Having smoked his first cigar at the age 18, he immediately gained an affinity for this seemingly exclusive pastime, and specifically one that is not popular amongst those categorized as "Millennials" Today, Cory continues to indulge in some of the most highly rated and regarded cigars in the industry and is always seeking to get his grubby little hands on the next great smoke.