Crowned Heads’ will release their fourth regular production, and sixth line overall. Jericho Hill, will be the first regular production line, and second line overall that will come out of the My Father Cigar factory. It will be released in four sizes and will launch at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show. The company confirmed the release on their web page.
Much like their first release “Four Kicks” which was inspired by the name of a song of Tennessee-based band Kings of Leon, Jericho Hill takes its inspiration from Johnny Cash – who also lived in the state. The cigar was inspired by Cash’s rendition of the swing song “Cocaine Blues” (written by T.J. Arnall in 1947). The song tells the story of an outlaw named Willy Lee who was a heavy whiskey drinker and cocaine user. Eventually, Lee was brought to justice by the sheriff from Jericho Hill in Juarez, Mexico.
There are several other analogies behind this cigar. First up, the cigar’s dark color pays homage to Cash being “The Man in Black”. The fact that the wrapper from is a San Andres Mexican fits in to the theme of Lee getting captured in Mexico. Finally, Cash was the fourth of seventh siblings, and Jericho Hill is the company’s fourth regular production line.
2014 has been a very busy for the Nashville-based cigar maker. The company has launched two limited edition projects,The Angel’s Anvil (for the TAA), and the limited production Las Calaveras. The latter was the first project Crowned Heads has done with the My Father Cigars’ factory. The company also has a line extension for Headley Grange with the Laguito No. 6.
At a glance, here is a look at Jericho Hill.
This cigar marks the first use of the San Andres Mexican wrapper by Crowned Heads.
Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Jericho Hill will be launched in four sizes. The company says the names were were all inspired by lyrics and music found on “At Folsom Prison” (the album containing “Cocaine Blues”). When recited from smallest to largest take on a lyrical element of their own.
.44S: 5 1/8 x 44
LBV: 6 1/2 x 46
OBS: 4 3/4 x 52
Willy Lee: 6 x 54