Las Calaveras – Edición Limitada 2014


The Concept

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras was inspired by “La Calavera Catrina,” a zinc etching by Mexican printmaker and illustrator, Jose Guadalupe Posada.

The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat, and has become an icon of the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  The holiday focuses upon gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died.

Beginning with the Edicion Limitada 2014, Las Calaveras will be an annual release that is a respectful homage to those who have passed away in the year before, and is intended to be a celebration of their lives and remembrances, rather than a mourning or a symbol of sadness and death.  Each year, we all lose a friend or loved one, or know of someone who has endured that same loss. In today’s fast-paced world, it is all too easy to forget the fragile nature that is life.  Often, in the race to gain material success, we lose sight that our true legacy are the lives we touch and the love we leave behind once we pass on.  It is in this spirit that Las Calaveras pays tribute to those who have touched our lives and shared their love.

With each year’s annual limited release, the blend and presentation of Las Calaveras will be altered.  What will remain the same, however, is the spirit behind the cigar.  We hope that with this annual remembrance, we will choose to celebrate–rather than mourn–the lives of those who have so graciously shared their legacies with us.

A total of 3,000 boxes (72,000 cigars) of Las Calaveras EL 2014 were produced at the My Father Cigars S.A. factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, under the supervision of Jose “Pepin” Garcia and Jaime Garcia.  The Garcia family has garnered a reputation as makers of some of the world’s finest cigars, including Cigar Aficionado magazine’s “Cigar of the Year 2012.”

Las Calaveras is packaged in 24-count boxes, each containing 3 rows of 8 cigars.  The 3 rows represent life’s cycle of a beginning, middle, and end.  In biblical terms, the number ‘8’ signifies new beginnings, and in mathematical terms an ‘8’ laid on its side symbolizes “infinity,” as in eternal life.

The Sizes:

LC550 – 5” x 50
LC652 – 6” x 52
LC754 – 7” x 54

The Specs:

Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Oscuro (8th priming)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua



10 Responses to Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2014

  1. jon kelley says:

    I like what you did there with the packaging! It is impressive how much you guys think into the smallest details, the meaning of why you have the three rows of 8. This cigar is already making me appreciate the time I have left to spend with my father, mother, brothers, wife, etc. and to make the most of everyday. This will be a special cigar for me to smoke on special occasions. Well done once again!

  2. Hilk says:

    I love the meaning behind this cigar! I now know what cigar to share with my friends when we are mourning the loss of a loved one! Well done! Love it!

  3. […] With the help of Jose “Pepin” Garcia and Jaime Garcia from My Father Cigars S.A. factory, Crowned Heads is set to come out with their newest creation this May.. Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2014. This limited cigar will change its blend and presentation each annual release. With only a total of 3,000 boxes (72,000 cigars) produced this year in Esteli, Nicaragua, I highly recommend getting your hands on them any way you can if you want to try it out. This might be particularly difficult since there is a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding this Crowed Heads/Garcia family collaboration. For more information on the concept of Las Calaveras, visit Crowned […]

  4. […] get even more precise, the company has stated the release was specifically inspired by La Calavera Catrina, a zinc etching by José Guadalupe […]

  5. Lysergio says:

    Got my box today. Great idea/design. Couldn’t wait to fire one up. Fantastic smoke. Well done…again! Keep it up.

  6. Mark Kramer says:

    Grabbed one the other day and was not disappointed. Has become another of my “go-to” choices when i am wanting a nice smoke….now just to keep myself stocked.

  7. czerbe says:

    I can’t wait to try these, so far you guys are batting 100 in my book so I have high hopes for this release. Plus those shirts are Bad ASS!!!

  8. jeff c says:

    Very impressed. Burns slow and very elite taste. So many out there…this one ROCKS! Many Blessings to you and your team!

  9. Mike Ignace says:

    Got some at a cigar house in Oxford
    Miss. I live in northern mich where
    Can I find more. Best cigar I have
    Ever had.

  10. Christopher G says:

    The 2015 Los Calaveras is by far my favorite cigar of 2015 and THE YEAR MY FATHER PASSED.

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