Nashville’s own cigar company is making a cigar that will only be sold in Nashville.
Crowned Heads has created an exclusive release for the Casa de Montecristo store in Nashville. The cigar is Wabash Cannonball, a 5 1/2 x 48 robusto extra uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.
It is priced at $10.70 and limited to 5,000 cigars sold in boxes of 12. Wabash Cannonball will go on sale today.
The name is in reference to a roller coaster, itself named after an old folk song originally titled “The Great Rock Island Route.” In 1904, the song was rewritten and renamed as “Wabash Cannon Ball,” a reference to the fictional train mentioned in the song. It has been covered by The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Woody Guthrie, Chuck Berry and others.
Crowned Heads’ reference is based on a rollercoaster by the same name that used to be at the now-closed Opryland USA theme park in Nashville.
“When we were approached to create an exclusive cigar for CdM Nashville, I immediately wanted to use the opportunity to pay tribute to a Nashville that is gone but not forgotten,” said Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, in a press release. “Wabash Cannonball evokes that old Nashville vibe and the new world blend is one that will take the cigar enthusiast for a nice, long, flavorful ride.”
Earlier this summer, Crowned Heads added the Four Kicks No. 7 as an exclusive for Casa de Montecristo stores nationwide. This release will only be sold at the Nashville location.