DESCRIPTION: Headley Grange is the third in a budding portfolio from Jon Huber and Mike Conder of the Crowned Heads cigar company. The Headley Grange takes its name from the music industry. Headley Grange is a former poorhouse in Headley, East Hampshire, in England that became a famed London Recording Studio. It is best known as a recording and rehearsal venue in the 1960s and 1970s for bands such as Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Peter Frampton and others.
The inspiration for the Headley Grange cigar stemmed from the song “When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin. According to the Crowned Heads website, the idea was to create a cigar smoking experience that reflected the experience of listening to the heavy drumbeat at the beginning of that song. In a quote directly from the website it says, “The steady sound of John Bonham’s drums on that track are unforgettable: heavy, plodding, ominous, and thick.”
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Being thankful during the Christmas season
• Doc talks about the 2012 Stogie Fresh Honor Roll: Favorite New Cigars of the Past Year
• Doc explains why Stogie Fresh uses a rating system and why a “value score” is not included in the rating system
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Macanudo 1968 Robusto
This postscript review features the Macanudo 1968, which I first featured in Episode 278 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast, back on Sunday, July 3, 2011. These cigars have been resting peacefully in my Aristocrat Mini cabinet humidor for 1 year, 5 months and 16 days and I pulled out my last two samples last week for this review.