The name of the cigar 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 resemblance to a church, the venue has long been known as Mother Church by Nashville natives.
The cigar will be released during a launch event with Crowned Heads at the Casa de Montecristo Nashville retail store on August 3 and will be available in select Casa stores the same day. It will then become available on JR Cigar a few days later.
Developing ‘Mother Church’ and working with the JR Cigar and Casa De Montecristo team has been a surreal and amazing experience. Mother Church was my expression of thanks, respect and homage to not only JR but to my hometown of Nashville, as well. That’s why launching this cigar at the Casa de Montecristo in Nashville is so special. The cigar has found its way home.
Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads
Mother Church is rolled at Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua, the same factory where Crowned Heads Mil Dias and Juarez lines, as well as ACE Prime cigars are made.
The blend for Mother Church comes from three different countries starting with an Ecuadorian Corojo 99 wrapper, then a Connecticut broadleaf binder, then fillers from three of the main growing regions of Nicaragua. The box design is made to resemble the stained-glass windows and church-like features of the Ryman Auditorium. Mother Church by Crowned Heads comes in boxes of 10 and in one size, a 7 X 48 Churchill. Each cigars sells for $12.90 or $129.00 per box. Fewer than 1,000 boxes were made for this release, with some being allocated to select Casa de Montecristo retail stores.