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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Releasing Limited Edition ‘Azul y Oro’ Cigar

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Debut Toro marks the company’s first collaboration with NACSA

Crowned Heads Cigars has announced the release of Azul y Oro, the Nashville-based company’s first project with Nicaraguan American Cigars S.A. The back story on Azul y Oro began in 2011 when Crowned Heads founders, Jon Huber and Mike Conder visited Nicaragua to explore manufacturing opportunities. Enter, Gustavo Cura, a man with a storied career in cigars and tobacco. Cura, who oversaw all of Oliva Tobacco Company’s farms and interests in Nicaragua, including its tobacco processing subsidiary, PROCENICSA, gave Jon and Mike the grand tour of their farms, factories, and warehouses.  

To show their appreciation, Jon and Mike gave Gustavo a bottle of his favorite whiskey known for its iconic blue label. To this day the bottle remains unopened as a memento of the friendship they formed 11 years earlier.

Today, in addition to his continuing role at Oliva Tobacco, Cura has taken the helm at NACSA along with NACSA’s General Manager and Master Cigar Maker, Raul Disla. Together, Cura and Disla teamed-up with Crowned Heads and have created a unique, rich, and complex cigar worthy of an inaugural release from Crowned Heads and NACSA.

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Made in limited edition, only 2,500 12-ct boxes of Azul y Oro were made for a total of 30,000 cigars.

Rolled to a 6”x50 Toro, Azul y Oro consists of a Nicaraguan Jalapa binder and Nicaraguan fillers from three regions rolled in an Ecuador Habano wrapper. The medium-bodied smoke reveals deep flavors of leather, wood, and dark chocolate underscored by notes of pepper.

Made in limited edition, only 2,500 12-ct boxes of Azul y Oro were made for a total of 30,000 cigars. Azul y Oro began shipping this month with a per-cigar MSRP of $11.95. CA

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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