Headley Grange Drumstick

Headley Grange Drumstick

Headley Grange Drumstick

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 7 ½ x 38

Price: $10.00

Acquired:  Sample courtesy of The Crowned Heads

It is about that time of the year again, the time when The Crowned Heads releases their next limited edition line.  This years release, the Headley Grange Drumstick.  The “Drumstick” is The Crowned Heads first attempt at a lancero sized cigar, and they really hit the mark with this one.  The Drumstick will be a limited edition release with a total of only 1,500 boxes being made.

Looking at this cigar, it looks awesome.  I mean, it’s a Headley Grange lancero!  The Drumstick features the Headley Grange band with a medium brown wrapper leaf. This cigar has very minimal veining and features a pig tailed cap.

The flavor and taste of this cigar is something that really surprised me.  I was expecting a pure powerhouse of pepper based on the pepper notes of the original Headley Grange blend.   This smaller sized lancero with much more wrapper really led me to expect that pepper bomb.  Now I did have the pleasure of smoking the Drumstick with Jon himself, and he said that they tweaked the blend a bit in the Drumstick.  Well, what you are greeted with are some excellent wood and cedar notes, some very light and enjoyable pepper notes, and a wonderful creaminess.  I do have to say that out of the entire Headley Grange line this could possibly be my favorite in regards to flavor.  So much so, that I sent a text message to one of my local shop owner and told him to put me down for a couple boxes.

Burn wise this Headley Grange drumstick was spot on.  The entire cigar burned off of the initial light, which is impressive for a lancero.  The smoke was plentiful and the ash held firm only falling when I ashed, again, impressive considering it is a lancero.

Buy it?  Like I said earlier, I already have two boxes on hold for me when they come in.  The question is, can I wait that long?  Luckily, the new Headley Grange Drumstick is set to arrive at The Crowned Heads headquarters around midweek next week and will be immediately shipping to retailers.  I guess I will have to camp out in the parking lot of my local cigar shop and wait on the UPS man to deliver, either that or I can beg Jon, Mike, Adam, or Wes for more!  Rumor has it Wes has a small stash hidden away.

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