Crowned Heads has announced “Wabash Cannonball” a shop exclusive 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.
“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” commented Crowned Heads co-owner Jon Huber. “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.”
“To once again be partnered with Crowned Heads to bring some of Nashville’s rich history to shelves is exciting,” said Brad Winstead, Casa de Montecristo CEO. “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.”‘
Wabash Cannonball is a 5 1/2 x 48 parejo that features a Mexican (San Andres) maduro wrapper, and 100% Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, and is 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.