Nashville, TN, has seen a meteoric rise in growth over the recent years. In 2018, Nashville was ranked as the 8th fastest growing large city in the United States.
Many long-time Nashville residents miss the “old Nashville” that existed prior to the widespread gentrification and countless construction cranes now seen throughout the city. It was with this longing for ‘old Nashville’ in mind that Crowned Heads has created “Wabash Cannonball” exclusively for Casa de Montecristo, Nashville.
Wabash Cannonball was a steel rollercoaster at the now-defunct Opryland USA theme park in Nashville from 1975 to 1997. The ride was named after ‘The Wabash Cannonball,’ an American folk song about a mythical steam locomotive. Following the park’s closure in 1997, the ride was disassembled, sold, and ultimately scrapped in 2003. The song was remade by Johnny Cash which you can listen to here:
Crowned Heads co-owner Jon Huber noted;
“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. 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.”
Wabash Cannonball is expressed in a (5.5 x 48) parejo and has blend described as:
- Wrapper – Mexican (San Andres) maduro
- Binder – Nicaraguan
- Filler – Nicaraguan
The Wabash Cannonball comes packaged in 12-count boxes. Total production will be capped at 5,000 cigars and will have a suggested retail price of $10.70 per cigar. Wabash Cannonball is manufactured at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A., in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Brad Winstead, Casa de Montecristo CEO exclaimed:
“To once again be partnered with Crowned Heads to bring some of Nashville’s rich history to shelves is exciting. Jon, Mike and the whole Crowned Heads family are always working in creative ways to tell a story with each project, and I think once again Jon has done just that with ‘Wabash Cannonball.”‘