Crowned Heads has announced that for the first time ever, they will unveil their newest Four Kicks Mule Kick limited edition for 2023 at the PCA trade show next week in Las Vegas.
In addition, also a first, the Four Kicks Mule Kick LE 2023 will feature a modified blend from the previous size iterations. This will incorporate Dominican tobacco, whereas all the previous versions were all Nicaraguan.
“The cover leaf really drove the blend for this year’s Mule Kick.” says Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber. “When Ernesto (Perez-Carrillo) presented this dark, rich Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper to us last year, I immediately earmarked it for Mule Kick 2023. When we went to validate the Mule Kick 2023 blend with that wrapper, Ernesto presented an alternative version of the blend that took the flavor profile to a different level. As it turned out, that blend incorporated a Dominican binder and some Dominican Piloto Cubano in the filler.” Huber continued.
The original Four Kicks Mule Kick (2012) featured a Habano (Ecuador) wrapper that was judged too dark for the regular production Four Kicks brand, and a slightly altered binder-filler combination comprised of all Nicaraguan tobaccos. That same blend would be re-released again in 2017. From 2018 – 2020, and again in 2022, the Mule Kick blend would appear annually with a different cover leaf each year.
Total production of Four Kicks Mule Kick LE 2023 will be limited to 3,000, ten-count boxes for a total of 30,000 cigars. It will have an MSRP of $12.95 per cigar. Mule Kick LE 2023 will be produced at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. in Santiago, Dominican Republic under the supervision of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and will begin shipping in August.