The words “honor” and “effortless” very succinctly describe the intention of the vision of Southern Draw Cigars. This vision is based on the Southern tradition of a “culture of honor,” essentially meaning give respect and courtesy in dealings with others — including women — and require respect and courtesy from others. It is also based on the Simply Perfect Draw, which Southern Draw Cigars believes is of vital importance.
In addition to providing a unique, hand crafted cigar, promoting the “Southern culture” is of tantamount importance to Southern Draw Cigars.
Founded by U.S. Veterans, the motivation for creating Southern Draw Cigars was to recognize and defend southern traditions, while honoring the history of tobacco and those who journey the process to get it aged to perfection. Southern Draw Cigars are made in collaboration with seasoned partners who reside in Nicaragua, but hail from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Mexico. Their cigars are custom blended and handcrafted using only fine and rare aged Cuban seed tobaccos from A.J. Fernandez.
This cigar has a sweet and clean hay-like smell on the pre-light. Bold earthy and tobacco aroma on the wrapper. Very solid to the touch but yet very smooth with a light oily sheen.
1st quarter: An extremely smooth and effortless draw. Toasted tobacco and cedar notes as it were lit and into the aroma as the cigar were smoked. Some peppery spices in the nose and on the finish which produced big clouds of thick white smoke. 2nd quarter: A gradual draw which helped the cigar burn slowly and maintain an even burn that held onto a white gray flaky ash. Some nuttiness developed. Earthy tobacco notes with a sweet undertone detected on the palate. Hints of chocolate texture on the palate. 3rd quarter: Creamy texture on the palate with a lot of lingering spices in the nose. Gradual build in body that started off mild with a flavorful, spicy finish. 4th quarter: Some cedar and a light earthiness continuously to develop with sweet earthy tones. Full consistent flavor with a medium body and good rich and full aroma. Cedar, earth and spice that developed on the finish and in the nose.
Overall the cigar had a full aroma with developing spices and a rich, mouthwatering characteristic. Some cocoa notes but it has spicy dominating spicy character with a luring aroma that has earthy tones. Great construction with full flavors and a medium-full body.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Reviewed at: The Man Cave.
Time Smoked: 1 hour 45 minutes.
Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Oscuro)
Size: 5.5” x 54.