Recently Crowned Heads has been involved in an acrimonious split from its strategic business partner, ACE Prime. Crowned Heads produced several lines out of Tabacalera Pichardo, a factory that ACE Prime has used for production. ACE Prime has recently rebranded to Luciano Cigars and established its own factory, the Luciano Cigar Factory. In the past, Luciano Meirelles and Don Eradio Pichardo were listed as owners of both ACE Prime and Tabacalera Pichardo. Since the rebranding, Pichardo is not listed as being a partner in Luciano Cigars or Tabacalera Pichardo. While the report made no mention of the split with Ace Prime, one can infer that is driving the factory change.
The report goes on to say that Crowned Heads will continue to do business with Eradio Pichardo at Tabacalera Pichardo for its Juarez, Mil Dias, and Serie E lines. Crowned Heads says moving production of Le Pâtissier was to leverage the company’s Connecticut Broadleaf tobaccos.
The report included a statement from Crowned Heads stating that none of its blends or sizes of Le Pâtissier, Juarez, Mil Dias, and Serie E have changed.
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Originally posted on October 7, 2022 @ 2:17 pm