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Cigar News: Southern Draw Adds Two Jacobs Ladder Brimstone Sizes

The Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder was introduced back in 2016. Fast forward to mid-2019 and the company added a fifth vitola in the line called the “Brimstone.” Not only was this a new size, but included an additional ligero leaf, making it an even stronger version of the company’s strongest blend. Now, Southern Draw is releasing that stronger blend in two new sizes: Oblivion and Un Presidente.

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Blind Cigar Review: Southern Draw | Cedrus Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Southern Draw | Cedrus Toro

I liked this cigar quite a bit. While I was initially worried about that strong mesquite woodsiness overpowering any other flavors that might come my way, the cigar managed – and managed well – to balance that with some other flavor notes that made this smoking experience one that I wouldn’t mind at all revisiting.” -Matt Cade (CADE)

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Blind Cigar Review: Southern Draw | IGNITE 2019 Private Blend Habano #3 Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Southern Draw | IGNITE 2019 Private Blend Habano #3

“This cigar was just what I needed. With the coronavirus going on the cigar shops are closed, except for carry out and some are doing deliveries….which is a 1st I believe. Anyway this was the 1st day that was nice enough for me to spark up in my man cave *garage* and even though there wasn’t many flavors on this cigar what I got was wood, some sweet tobacco and a bit of leather. The cigar still held up and didn’t let me down……stay safe everyone this is the end of the world……..if ya got em’ smoke em’.” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Cigar News: Southern Draw Announces CEDRUS Lancero for TPE

Southern Draw is bringing a new vitola to the CEDRUS line at TPE 2020, a lancero. This vitola joins the original “Hogan” 5.5 x 52 belicoso, as well as the more recent 5.5 x 54 Robusto, Toro 6.0 x 52, and Gordo 6.5 x 60. Within the rest of the other companies offerings, this lancero joins the Rose of Sharon Lancero, Jacobs Ladder Lancero, and Kudzu Lancero.

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2019

Every year we put together a list of our Top 25 Cigars of the Year. Our list is a bit different from some other lists, it is not simply a rehashing of our top scores from the year, or one person’s opinion. We gave each of our panelists 10 votes to cast how they please for what they enjoyed the most in 2019. The order of their votes matter, so their #1 pick is worth twice as much as #10. The cigars do not have to have been reviewed by Blind Man’s Puff, but the panelist must have smoked it.

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Cigar News: Southern Draw Updates Packaging

Southern Draw Cigars is celebrating 5 years in the business. The company says that because of its growth, it has noticed many used cigar boxes at its warehouse, retail stores, and customers. With this in mind, it has opted for a more eco-friendly box design moving forward. There was also a potential patent dispute, so the company has chosen to change design.

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Cigar News: Southern Draw Announces LUSTRUM

Lustrum is a term used to describe a period of five years. Southern Draw is celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a special cigar series named after this period: LUSTRUM. The company plans a similar release every 5 years. Production will be limited to 25,000-75,000 each release. The first in this series will make it’s debut at IPCPR 2019: Kudzu LUSTRUM.

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