Crowned Heads is releasing a Texas Exclusive in the same vein as last year’s Tennessee-exclusive Tennessee Waltz and this year’s Hawaii-exclusive Paniolo Especiale 2015. In fact, the blend is the same: Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over Nicaraguan filler and binder rolled at My Father Cigars S.A. Like the previous two releases, they are small batch.
The marketing materials have this to say:
“The Yellow Rose of Texas” is a traditional folk song that dates back to circa 1836.
The song became popular among Confederate soldiers in the Texas Brigade during the American Civil War. General John Bell Hood introduced it as a marching song to the Army of Tennessee in July 1864. It is in the spirit of this song that Crowned Heads presents, “The Yellow Rose,” a cigar created exclusively for the great state of Texas.
The Yellow Rose will be sold exclusively to Texas retailers with an MSRP of $9.50. 20-count boxes will sell for $190. The Yellow Rose features a Yellow foot ribbon while the The Tennessee Waltz featured an orange ribbon and the Paniolo Especiale 2015 a teal ribbon. The first shipment will be 10,000 cigars (500 20-count boxes)
Other outlets are reporting that the Yellow Rose is due to hit retailers at “the end of this month to early April.” That information has been confirmed in an e-mail exchange with CM and Jon Huber of Crowned Heads.