I had high expectations going into this cigar with it being the 115th anniversary and all the hype over the last year. I have to say it did not disappoint as I enjoyed the flavor profile from beginning to end. I had to touch up the burn once or twice but overall it performed outstandingly. While the cigar is on the pricey side I would happily light up another given the chance. Highly recommend this cigar.
Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla will be a limited run of 10-count bundles and sold online exclusively through Famous Smoke Shop in Pennsylvania. 10 pack bundles of Sarsaparilla will retail for $79.00 and will be available to the members of the CigarDojo app first in early November and then opened up to the general public shortly after.
"The flavors on the cigar were interesting and complex from the get-go. While the strength never passed a solid medium the taste was a journey starting with a sweet floral beginning into the more spicy cedar middle followed by a super complex end with nuts and pepper. The ash and burn were pretty much perfect. My only real complaint was how fast it smoked timing in at just over an hour. I will be grabbing some more of whatever this is for a nice morning cigar." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
At the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Southern Draw Cigars will introduce Cedrus - The Hogan. It is a new facing that also makes the fifth core line for the young cigar brand based in Texas. According to a press release, CEDRUS has been five years in the making and will first be available in a box pressed Belicoso Fino size known as “THE HOGAN” (5.5 x 52). THE HOGAN will come in numbered 10-count boxes.
"Overall, the cigar was a pleasant experience with a decent level of complexity. The predominant flavors are that of leather, tobacco and cedar. There is also a decent amount of pepper that persists throughout the cigar. I would definitely smoke this one again, but no super premium." -Sandeep (Djangos)
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"I really liked this cigar, the first two thirds were very unique in flavor and all the way through there were nice transitions and balance of flavors. It performed very well from the techincal side as well, no complaints. I would definitely buy some of these and recommend them to just about anybody." -Emmett (rhetorik)
Southern Draw is offering a new cigar in honor or Veterans and decades-long military service in Augusta, Georgia, the Firethorn - Augusta. The new iteration of the Firethorn features a new logo and blend. The new logo was designed byt Arizona-based JMG Graphic Works.
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"This was a good looking cigar that was enjoyable for the first two thirds. The final third fell a bit short as the cigar got hot and bitter. Would be interested too see what some age does to these. " -Zane G. (Zane)
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"Very solid cigar across the board. It won't change your life or make you feel as if you'd been touched by the hand of God, but it is a well constructed and tasty smoke. It doesn't require much effort to tease out and identify exotic flavors, or significant transitions, but what is there is very up front, and enjoyable. " -John I. (John I.)