The Buckeye State is about to get its own cigar. Crowned Heads has turned to La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Nicaragua to make Buckeye Land, which will only be available to cigar retailers in Ohio. It starts shipping in October. Known for making its cigars at the La Alianza cigar factory in the Dominican Republic and the My Father Cigars factory in Nicaragua, this is the very first time Crowned Heads has worked with Drew Estate to produce a cigar.
“This marks the first time we’ve ventured outside of our current factory relationships,” Crowned Heads owner Jon Huber told Cigar Aficionado.
Buckeye Land, which measures 6 inches by 48 ring gauge, is made with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, a Connecticut broadleaf binder and filler tobacco from Pennsylvania and Nicaragua. Huber said that he’s anticipating shipping Buckeye Land to more than 40 retail locations.
Buckeye Land is a regular-production cigar and will ship in 20-count boxes. It was blended by Drew Estate master blender Willy Herrera and is set to retail for $9.60.