JR Cigar is continuing their celebration fo their 50th Anniversary by teaming up with Crowned Heads for another special limited release project. Mother Church both celebrates the golden anniversary of JR Cigar and pays homage to Crowned Heads’ roots in Nashville, Tennessee.
The name comes from the famed Ryman Auditorium, Nashville’s legendary music venue. Formerly known as the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman has played host to several of the most legendary musical acts of the last 100 years, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and the Foo Fighters. Due to its origins as The Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892, the venue has long been known as Mother Church by Nashville natives.
“When we were approached by JR to create a 50th Anniversary release, we wanted to do something that really spoke to Nashville and our ties to this great city. The Ryman Auditorium, or Mother Church as we know it in Nashville, is an iconic part of the city’s history, and is also something I’ve wanted to spotlight since we began Crowned Heads 10 years ago. The celebration of JR Cigar and their 50th anniversary is the perfect opportunity to bring this vision to fruition.”
Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber
Mother Church is rolled at Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua, the same factory that makes Crowned Heads Mil Dias and Juarez lines. The blend uses tobacco from three countries starting with an Ecuadorian Corojo 99 wrapper, Connecticut broadleaf binder, and aged tobacco from three of the main growing regions of Nicaragua for the fillers.
The cigar comes in a unique box designed to look like the stained glass windows and church-like features of the Ryman Auditorium. Mother Church by Crowned Heads will come in boxes of10 and in only one size, a 7 X 48 Churchill. Each cigar costs $12.90 or you can pick up a box for $129.00. Only 500 boxes were made. The cigars go on sale at www.JRcigars.com Monday, March 15.