Southern Draw Cigars Launches New Manzanita Size as Cigora Exclusive.
Southern Draw Cigars is expanding its Manzanita line with a Lancero available exclusively on Cigora, a newly-launched digital platform that integrates ecommerce and community.
The new, 7.5” x 40 frontmark was developed to bring the blend to life with a unique wrapper-to- filler ratio and will be available starting on October 17.
Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw who blended the cigar with AJ Fernandez said, “Cigora may be a new online cigar community, but it’s not new to premium cigars. With a staff of experts, Cigora is rich with content and has a skillfully curated lineup of cigars. Much like when we get together with any of our communities, we didn’t want to show up empty handed, so we are proud to debut our newest release together with community members. The Manzanita blend now has a sophisticated Lancero, and this fan-favorite size of our beloved little apple is going to be available exclusively with Cigora for its members to enjoy and share!”
Named for the reddish hue of its wrapper, Manzanita translates to “little apple” in Spanish. While the tobacco origins are undisclosed and the blend is proprietary, Holt confirms that Manzanita consists of a Habano-hybrid wrapper and a Habano binder, and that the filler consists of the highly sought-after Pelo d’Oro, as well as Corojo 99.
The profile is medium-plus to full-bodied, and the cigar delivers rich dark chocolate notes against a strong backdrop of earth and spice, balanced with a creaminess that builds throughout the smoke.
Crafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua and selling for a suggested price of $15.00 per cigar, Southern Draw Manzanita Lancero is presented in sleek, black enamel boxes, each containing 10 cigars. A portion of the proceeds from each box will go to the First Nations Development Institute which benefits indigenous Americans.
Launched in August 2022, Cigora is an exclusive cigar community and ecommerce site that represents the future of cigars online. With a clean, modern aesthetic, the site includes a robust online forum with informative content, unique discussion boards, and an ecommerce section that features top-shelf cigars as well as rare, limited-edition releases from brands including but not limited to Davidoff, Ashton, Tatuaje, Viaje and others. A rewards program, invitation-only virtual events and exclusive members-only content round out the site’s wide range of offerings. Cigora is open to all consumers of legal smoking age.