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#nowsmoking: Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo

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#nowsmoking: Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo Cigar Review 

Crowned Heads Mil Dias Cigar Review – Edmundo (Robusto)

Factory: Tabacalera Pichardo – Estelí, Nicaragua 
Size: 5 3/8” x 52 
Strength: Medium-Full 
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Peru, Costa Rica 
MSRP: $10.00/cigar* | Offered in singles, 5-packs, and boxes of 20 

* at press time 

#nowsmoking Crowned Heads Mil Dias Cigar Review at Famous Smoke Shop


The Back Story 

They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in any given field. That may or may not be true. But for Mil Dias, it took Crowned Heads and Tabacalera Pichardo 1,000 days to perfect their second project together. Their first project was Juarez by Crowned Heads, which Cigar Advisor reviewed last year.  

crowned heads mil dias two cigars

The project began in 2017 when Tabacalera Pichardo co-founders, Eradio Pichardo and Luciano Meirelles presented some blend samples to Crowned Heads’ co-founder, Jon Huber 

“I was very impressed with those initial samples and I felt the blend had tremendous potential,” said Huber. “Little did I know that those samples would take us on a nearly three-year journey of blend exploration and experimentation.” 

Crowned Heads Mil Dias cigar and drink pairing

And so, Mil Dias, which means “one thousand days” in Spanish, finally arrived on cigar store shelves in August of 2020. That’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 days.  

“To create a blend and innovate you need to take risks beyond conventional thinking,” said Meirelles. 

Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo box of cigars

“When Luciano had me try his first blend of Mil Días I knew right away we had something magical,” added Eradio. And I’m excited to have Crowned Heads release this fantastic cigar.  

In addition to the Edmundo reviewed hereMil Dias by Crowned Heads cigars are also available in the following sizes: 

Crowned Heads Mil Dias cigar box

And finally, here’s a neat little observation: The cross-shaped logo on the box is made up of four Ms, which represent the M in “Mil” and the Roman numeral for 1,000. 

Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo cigar review by Gary Korb
#nowsmoking@famoussmokeshop: The Mil Dias Edmundo offers a medium-full smoke teeming with chewy, well-balanced notes of sweet tobacco, baking spice, oak, earth, and pepper.


How well is the cigar made?  

About as good as it gets. The redwhite, and gold band really pops against the Edmundo’s caramel colored wrapper, which is even throughout. It also has a plush, oily sheen, and the triple cap is faithfully applied. The Edmundo is also evenly packed along its entire length and the seams are hard to track. The cap clipped off in a perfect circle revealing a tart and raisiny prelight. The initial puffs are smooth and cool with a mix of sweet tobacco and white pepper. 



Crowned Heads Mil Dias cigar review part 1

The smoke is dense and sweet with underlying pepper. Retrohale ivery peppery in the early stageSo far, the smoke is creamy smooth and chewy. I’m getting mostly sweet tobacco, tart fruit, and baking spice. At the one-inch mark the retrohale has retreated a bit. Still peppery, but not overbearing. For now, the baking spice seems to dominate, underscored by hints of oak and earth. I was hoping for more of the raisin flavor. The body is medium. 



Crowned Heads Mil Dias cigar review part 2

I sense that the proverbial “sweet spot” is near. The flavors have become better defined and the body is now medium-plus. The baking spice, tart sweetness, and oak dominatewhile the pepper is lighter on the finish. The smoke remains rich, chewy, and well-balanced. think I sensed a current of very dark chocolate go by several times. There was also an appealing spice scent in the aroma that I hadn’t picked-up on earlier. 



Crowned Heads Mil Dias cigar review part 3

Similar to Act II in flavor attributes, but solidly in the full-body zone. The cigar tastes more earthy, as oak, spice continuePlus, the aforementioned current of dark chocolate is a hint more bittersweetsmoked it down to about a one-inch nub, where it was pretty bold, but not sour.  


What can I pair with this cigar besides coffee?  

Crowned Heads Mil Dias cigar and coffee pairing

Our whiskey expert recommends the 14 or 15-year-old Glenfiddich, or Glenlivet. He felt that with the cigar being such a smooth and almost sophisticated smoke, most bourbons would overpower it.  

glenfiddich bourbon barrel 14 year pairing with cigars

(Find more cigar and drink pairing combinations here.) 


Final Thoughts. . . found the Mil Dias Edmundo very enjoyable. I also like how CHC and Pichardo went outside the Nicaraguan box by using the Peruvian and the Costa Rican fillersIt’s balanced and fullbodied with profuse spicy-woodsy complexion

Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo cigar review recap

The cigar burned evenly, so no touch ups required, and the ash was impressively firmPatience really paid off for this blend. (You may also want to try the limited edition Mil Dias Mareva.) If this is what we can expect from this new Crowned Heads-Tabacalera Pichardo relationship, I’m eager to see what’s next.  


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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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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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