Southern Draw Cigars announced a new cigar, Morning Glory. This blend uses six different tobaccos, in what the company calls their ‘gentlest blend.’ The Southern Draw Morning Glory is a regular production cigar, inspired by ipomoea tricolor or Heavenly Blue as the name suggests. The Heavenly Blue morning glory flowers bloom in the early morning, and once the flower closes in the mid-afternoon, the flower never opens again, instead it produces seeds and the vine produces only new flowers the next morning. This is meant to symbolize each cigar smoked as fresh start and a new day.
Southern Draw Cigars says that this blend has been ready and awaiting release for the right time. The company, like many other, dealt with the COVID pandemic and supply chain issues.
This is not the company’s first Claro or Connecticut Shade (USA) wrapper, that honor goes to the Rose of Sharon. This is a completely different blend and actually meant to compliment Rose of Sharon. Based on customer feedback, they felt that the Rose of Sharon could be considered too strong to be enjoyed by all new cigar smokers or those that primarily enjoy smooth and mild classic blends. Morning Glory is meant to by enjoyed anytime and an ideal first cigar of your day.
The MORNING GLORY has been produced in over 20 sizes or formats, enjoyed by the SDC family for many years, and in an age of instant gratification, it has taken incredible perseverance to achieve our desired result. As the pursuit of our own defined excellence came to an end, we consulted some of the most respected masters of this handmade art, and each had no further suggestions to make the Morning Glory better. The blend is a beautiful token of our daily appreciation to our SDC family that have not previously been honored. Despite their financial investments and collective patient dedication of our continued growth, all have remained quietly offstage but just behind the drawn curtain. A very public thank you to Auntie M, Brendan and Paula, Ellen, Sean, Mark and Julie, George and Kim, Michelle, Kyle, Kris, Larry, Dan O, Tom, Amy, Pat, Zac and Courtney, Mike, and Mike Jr.
Robert, Sharon and Ethan Jacob Holt, Southern Draw Cigars
Morning Glory is packaged in 10 count boxes, identical to Manzanita but in the Heavenly Blue color scheme of the boxes and multi-color cigar bands, chosen by Sharon Holt, to embody the morning glory blooms and its climbing green vines.
The blend uses a light claro wrapper from Connecticut, Habano Hybrid Nicaraguan binder, and Corojo 99 Criollo 98 Nicaraguan fillers. It is rolled at AJ Fernandez Cigar Co.
Regular production Morning Glory will come in three vitolas: 4.75×50, Short Churchill 6.5×48 and Diadema 6.75×52. The presales begin November 15, 2022, and delivery is expected in early Q1 2023. Production will be limited to 180,000 cigars per year in each of the three sizes.