"I was a little unsure when I started smoking this since it was so grassy at the beginning. That quickly dropped to the wayside and I was left with a rich creamy cigar. If you like smoking something an old-timey villain would pick some of these up. It is a classic tobacco-forward profile that performs great. " -Alan (Eulogy)
"Just like you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, you shouldn't judge this cigar by it's wrapper. Looking at this cigar and one might say words like ugly, rough looking, and poorly made but that is far from true. The burn, the favors, and performance of this cigar punch above it's weight class. The extra tobacco in the center of this cigar caused it to lose the intensity and body that I loved in the first third. While the weird mishmash of flavors, in the final third, had me conflicted but in the end the cigar made me go and grab my nub tool and smoke it till I was burning my lips. This is a cigar that I would reach for again and again. If it had an option for a smaller ring gauge size and it would be a box buy. Well done!" -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
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"I bumped this one a little higher than most mainly because the overall of the cigar was phenomenal. The build was sharp, looked pleasant, and had a high end feel to it. The aromas and flavor profile that came through will please every single style of cigar smoker. Lastly, the smoothness of the draw and simpleness of the cigar experience from light and go, this cigar was top notch and should be enjoyed by as many people as possible. " -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)
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"While things started out a little slow in the beginning with some harshness in the smoke, the cigar progressively improved with every inch and ended up being very enjoyable by the end. I would certainly smoke this one again, and would be happy to recommend it to friends. " -Dave W. (mdwest)
The IGNITE Series from Southern Draw Cigars has recently brought quite a bit of attention to the Texas-based cigar brand. The special vitolas in special packaging have also helped to raise awareness and bring some good attention to Operation Cigars for Warriors. Now, Southern Draw has announced the third release in the series.
"This is a blend for those who enjoy the deep earthy flavors that you usually find with Honduran or Cuban tobacco. Strong cayenne on the retrohale and just a slight sweetness on top of the earth gives the cigar a slight variation from the solid dirt and minerals that star in this stick. " -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
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"I was really in the mood for a demanding cigar and this was just that... flavorful and powerful... perfect for me. I look forward to the next one. " -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
This cigar while the first two thirds had a similar profile this for sure wasn't a bad thing. Enjoyed this cigar from beginning to end and always happy for that next puff. I have smoked plenty of the Julius Caesar in other sizes and have to say this perfecto was a treat. If you have a Diamond Crown lounge near you pick one up!
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"This was real joy to smoke. I wouldn't have minded a bit more flavor variety but that's just shooting for the moon... The flavors that were present were delightful and kept me puffing! This one is purchase worthy for sure." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
Southern Draw Cigars announced that the second release in the IGNITE series will be a special vitola of The Rose of Sharon. The special and very limited release will be a beautiful Perfecto vitola, and will be exclusively available from Famous Smoke Shop. This cigar, along with the rest of the IGNITE series, will benefit Operation Cigars for Warriors. Since its release, The Rose of Sharon blend has been on many top lists in the world of cigar media, including the number 13 spot on our Blind Man's Puff 2017 Top 25 list.