Crowned Heads has announced the return of ‘Blood Medicine’ which was originally an event only cigar seven years ago. The new version will be available at designated tobacconist events starting in early June. Crowned Heads revealed that the 5×50 offering is produced at Tabacalera Pichardo.
‘Blood Medicine’ takes its name from a three story building located on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. That building was originally built as a three-floor pharmacy in 1872 before being converted into a hotel in 1892. The hotel operated until the 1980’s, and in 1988 the building would be purchased and re-opened as Merchants Restaurant. Nashville’s music scene would attract some legendary musicians to stay at The Merchants Hotel over the years, including Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline. There are rumors that the building also served as a brothel and a casino over the years. While many legendary tales exist about this historic building, including legends of Civil War ghosts that still wander the halls, evidence of the original pharmacy still exists. On the original exposed brick wall on the third floor of Merchants Restaurant, a portion of the painted words, “Blood Medicine,” remains still visible. Blood Medicine pays homage to the history of Crowned Heads’ home city of Nashville with a unique smoking experience.