This afternoon Jon Huber hosted a Crowned Heads tasting of the new Jericho Hill cigar which is made at My Father Cigars. According to the pamphlet distributed with the cigar…
John R. “Johnny” Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th Century. His legacy continues to inspire many, including Crowned Heads.
Jericho Hill was inspired by Cash’s rendition of “Cocaine Blues” found on Cash’s 1968 live album, “At Folsom Prison.” The song is a tale of a man, Willy Lee who goes down a dark path brought on by the influence of whiskey and cocaine. Willy is captured in Juarez, Mexico and brought to justice by the sheriff from Jericho Hill.
Cash was the fourth of seven children, and Jericho Hill marks the fourth regular production release from Crowned Heads. The dark wrapper leaf utilized on the Jericho Hill is a nod to “The Man in Black” as the wrapper leaf varietal (Mexican San Andreas) is a nod to the Juarez, Mexico reference found in “Cocaine Blues.” The four vitola names were all inspired by lyrics and music found on “At Folsom Prison” and when recited from smallest to largest (.44S, LBV, OBS and Willy Lee), take on a lyrical element of their own.
Jericho Hill is a hedonistic blend of the best Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, resulting in a rich and robust taste profile that is focused, potent and complex. The smoke is a full-throttle experience that assaults your palate at break-neck speeds, races around your mouth for a hundred miles, and leaves your taste buds in a cloud of power, intensity and excitement.
Manufactured at My Father Cigars S.A., Esteli, Nicaragua and distributed by Crowned Heads, LLC.
.44S – 5 1/8 x 44
LBV – 6 1/2 x 46
OBS – 4 3/4 x 52
Willy Lee – 6 x 54