The latest core-line offering from Crowned Heads says it all in the title—La Coalición—logically translating to mean The Coalition or The Alliance. This ties into the company’s newfound alliance with Drew Estate and their famed La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory in Estelí. But La Coalición wasn’t simply a contract blend between the two entities, being billed as an honest collaboration, with input genuinely reciprocated between both Crowned Heads and Drew Estate Master Blender, Willy Herrera. However, the cigars are distributed by Crowned Heads and are considered, first and foremost, a Crowned Heads brand.
Influence on Drew Estate’s part can be seen from the outset, with La Coalición being draped in a familiar wrapper style: Grade-A Dark Connecticut Broadleaf. This component sets the tone for the dark and gritty blend to follow, including a multinational recipe sourced from four countries total. The cigars have been rolled in four sizes, offering a bold and heavy experience that vies for the fullest-bodied performance in our Top 10 list. This includes rich, syrup-like gobs of flavor, ranging from earth and cinnamon, to charred oak, molasses, dark chocolate, and barrel-proof bourbon.
La Coalición Breakdown
- Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
- Binder: Sumatra
- Filler: Nicaragua | Dominican Republic
- Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate (Nicaragua)
- Production: Regular Production
- Vitolas: 4
- Price: $10.95–$14.95 (MSRP)