News: Crowned Heads Announces “Headley Grange” Project

News: Crowned Heads Announces “Headley Grange” Project

In a video appearing on NicetightAsh.com today, Jon Huber finally announced the release of his newest secret project, originally codenamed “Project HG”.  Titled as homage to Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks”, Huber challenged Ernesto Carrillo to create a blend that would remind him of the first six seconds of the rock anthems drum saturated introduction. The HG stands for Headley Grange, a tribute to the acoustics of a famous building, turned private residence, where the drum track was originally recorded.  It will debut at the IPCPR in August and 25,000 will be available in one vitola to retailers nationwide with plans to expand the line to four sizes sometime in 2013.  Essentially, we will all get an opportunity to preview the new EPC and Crowned Heads line set to launch in 2013 six months early!  We will continue to follow and update the story as more information becomes available.

Update: So after watching the video and writing this brief article of news we had one burning question that we just had to ask Jon; “what does heavy and ominous look like to you in a cigar?” Jon, of course, was gracious enough to give us an answer and here is what he had to say:

“”Heavy and ominous”–to ME–translates to a flavor that is complex/rich, a body that is full and heavy….I’m not so concerned over ‘strength,’ per se.  I want the smoke to have a ‘volume’ to it, as well….I want the finish to be such that it leaves its mark on your palate and lets the smoker know it was /there/….
Right now, the biggest tweek is getting to a point where the blend is ‘heavy’ enough without sacrificing complexity.  It’s too easy to make a ‘pepper bomb’–NOT going for that.”
So there you have it! Those that were wondering if HG was going to be a spice bomb or nicotine bomb might be a bit disappointed, but those who love fuller flavor with balanced strength should be excited by this upcoming release.

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