As the story has been told previously, the Headley Grange blend was sonically inspired, specifically by the steady, heavy, plodding sound of John Bonham’s drums recorded in Headley Grange. Headley Grange was the former poorhouse built in 1795 (East Hampshire, England, UK) converted to a recording studio where Led Zeppelin IV was recorded. The Led Zeppelin song, “Black Dog,” which, like Stairway to Heaven, appeared on Led Zeppelin IV, was named after a black Labrador Retriever which was found hanging around Headley Grange during recording.
It is with this inspiration that Crowned Heads introduces, “Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018.” Black Lab utilizes the original Headley Grange blend, and is finished with dark Connecticut Habano maduro wrapper. The cigar is box-pressed, and for the first time on any Crowned Heads cigar, features a closed foot that highlights the initial flavor of the sumptuous Connecticut Habano flavor upon the initial lighting. Production is limited to 1,500 12-count boxes (18,000 total cigars).
Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018 is manufactured at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A., under the supervision of cigar industry icon, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.