"I could smoke this cigar any day of the week. Totally enjoyable with three distinct portions each with similar yet nuanced flavors. I would deem this box worthy and I can't wait to find out what it is." -Jack (Jack_H)
"This was one fantastic cigar! It smells like baked bread and a syrupy sweetness before even lighting it. Then when you light it you continue to get that sweetness along with some nuts, and oatmeal. This cigar would pair well with morning coffee, and I feel that this could be your 1st or even last smoke of the day. I want more!!!" -Mickey T. (irratebass)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Two American, family-owned cigar businesses have partnered for an exciting new cigar release. Southern Draw Cigars, a Veteran-owned premium cigar brand, proudly announces a new addition to their QuickDraw line of cigars: a Corona Gorda (5x46), now available in 25-count boxes protected by Boveda Inc.’s two-way humidification. Built on a relationship that’s as much business as it is brotherly, Famous Smoke Shop - the largest American-owned distributor of premium cigars online – “committed on the spot” for the exclusive opportunity to collaborate on the new QuickDraw, now available at famous-smoke.com.
2017 was a big year for Southern Draw Cigars. Robert Holt introduced both the Rose of Sharon and Jacobs ladder, each earning a spot on our Top 25. Now Southern Draw has added a lancero vitola to the Rose of Sharon lineup.
April 11, 2016 Southern Draw Cigars releases new blend - QUICKDRAW CONNECTICUT. The new QuickDraw Connecticut blend will complement the successful QuickDraw Ecuadorian Dark Habano and QuickDraw Pennsylvania Broadleaf blends, and was blended to provide a unique balance of body, strength and flavor not found in traditional cigars with Connecticut wrappers.
"With a lot of cigars I find the cedar to be a bit heavy handed, not so with this one. The transition from a mature cedar to slightly charred then to a young sweeter one was very nice. The addition of hay, grass and leather paired well with the background flavors of nuts, coffee and cocoa. This cigar certainly offered me a very pleasant smoking experience." -Gregg (McGreggor57)
Southern Draw Cigars sat out last years trade show due to the recently-announced FDA regulations cigars. But Southern Draw was at the show this year with updates to their packaging and a new blend. Robert Holt even told us exclusively that they plan on releasing all of the Quick Sraw series in a corona gorda format, not shown at the show.
Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our top 25. Order mattered on their votes as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.
"Really impressive cigar, the initial blast of flavor was exceptional. The sweetness toward the middle became a little bit monotonous, but the deep rich flavors throughout the final were excellent." -John I. (John I.)