Southern Draw Cigars has announced three new sizes for the Cedrus line. Cedrus debuted last year at IPCPR in one vitola, THE HOGAN a 5.5″ x 52 Belicoso Fino. The new viotlas are: Robusto 5.5 x 54, Toro 6.0 x 52, Gordo 6.5 x 60. All, like the original size are box pressed.
“The CEDRUS blend once again showcases a powerful “late harvest” Besuki wrapper that was grown in the fertile soils of the Jember Region of Java, the finishing touches on a unique blend that we believe is in a class all by itself. Our family was blessed to source this rarely available, top-quality wrapper, with its’ rich brown color, distinct “green chili” spice flavors and herbal aromas that are attributed from being expertly air-cured followed by a multi-stage fermentation process,” said Robert Holt – Founder of Southern Draw Cigars. “The new line extensions embrace the uniqueness of the entire blend, including the use of an aromatic Habano 2000 grown under cloth in Esteli and the bold Habana 92 (a hybrid originating from the Corojo of Cuban origin) grown in isolated Quilalí, a high mountain region about 160 miles north of Managua. This “alphabet soup” of distinct tobaccos, form an artful composition known as C-E-D-R-U-S”, added Holt.
The official launch will take place at retail partner Club Humidor of San Antonio, Texas on August 2, 2019. Cedrus is rolled like all other Southern Draw cigars at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars Estelí in Nicaragua. The blend uses an Indonesian Besuki wrapper, Habano 2000 binder from Esteli, Nicaragua, and the following fillers: Viso: Piloto Cubano from the Dominican Republic, Criollo 98 from Esteli, Nicaragua, Habana 92 Seco from Quilali, Nicaragua, and Corojo 99 Ligero from Jalapa, Nicaragua. There will be 50,000 cigars of each size release in 2019 with 100,000+ being made in following years. Packaging consists of 20 count boxes and 20 count bundle refills. Pricing ranges from $11.99 – $12.99. Orders will ship August 15th, October 15th, and December 15th.