Crowned Heads Four Kicks
“You with your switchblade posse
Iʼll get my guns from the South
Weʼll take to the yard like a cockfight
Four kicks, whoʼs strutting now?”
– “Four Kicks” by Kings of Leon
The Four Kicks cigar is the breakout blend that launched the Crowned Heads brand with a bang, letting the cigar world know that there was another strong boutique in business.
Using one of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s well-chosen Ecuador Habano wrappers and a delectably spicy blend of Nicaraguan long-filler tobacco, this one landed at a 91-point rating with the Cigar Aficionado judges. There’s enough sweetness to make this a multi-dimensional smoke, but the black pepper finish lets you know what the Crowned Heads Four Kicks cigar is about.
It’s a feisty smoke, born of an angry team’s desire to get back in the saddle.
As the story goes, Nashville-based CAO cigar company was being bought out, and lots of team members were in transition, not knowing what the future would hold (or whether they’d even have jobs after the merger). As CAO decided to leave Nashville for Richmond, a number of guys broke off to form their own company. It was the end of an era. Some of them had been working for more than 15 years to build something with CAO, and now they were starting again.
They were angry and rebellious but determined to move forward.
The Crowned Heads Four Kicks smoking experience was made to mimic what the founders went through. It opens with in-your-face power and then develops into something richer and more complex before finishing confident and clean.
It’s also available in two alternate versions!
Four Kicks Maduro
The Four Kicks Maduro cigar uses a Connecticut Habano Maduro wrapper. It’s a bold, 90-point blend with tasty notes of almond, coffee, wood, cocoa, and herbs.
Crowned Heads Mule Kick LE 2012
For the Mule Kick cigar, a batch of wrapper leaf was a bit too dark for the mainline, but E.P. Carillo isn’t one to waste good tobacco, even if it looks a little different than expected. To preserve the consistency of the Four Kicks cigar, they came up with a limited edition smoke to complement it. This one has more punch and added Ligero tobacco. It’s also in a 5 7/8 x 52 shape, so it feels and smokes a bit different than the standard blend.
As Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber said, “Four Kicks is about sticking to your guns and remaining loyal to those whom you love, and the hometown that brought you to the dance.”
Nashville, this one is for you.
Please browse our selection of Crowned Heads Four Kicks cigars at your leisure.