|Wrapper||, Ecuador Sumatra|
The mule is back, with a saddlebag full of flavor.
The original Four Kicks was a highly anticipated release that took the boutique market by storm in 2011, earning a 91-point rating and immediately securing Jon Huber’s new Crowned Heads brand a place in humidors everywhere. The flavors were complex and rich, and inspired Huber to craft a series of limited editions based on the original blend, but with the goal of innovating and taking the flavors a step further.
This is the fourth Mule Kick release, and the first to feature an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper over the familiar blend of Nicaraguan fillers & binder from the previous releases. The wrapper adds an extra layer of complexity and kicks the flavor up a notch, with spicy notes of cedar, citrus, and nuts. They say a mule will give you ten years of faithful, patient labor for the privilege of kicking you once. But I’d happily labor for twenty just for a good supply of Mule Kicks from Crowned Heads!