"Overall, this was a good cigar, no major flavor transitions very consistent all the way through with black pepper, cedar, cinnamon, and leather. The flavors remained and lingered between each straw. It was definitely mild throughout the whole experience. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family and pair it with a lighter lager style beers or white wine. " -Angel M. (Angel)
"This is a story of the individual parts of this cigar. Initially, I wasn’t convinced I would enjoy the smoke because it really blasted my sinuses on the retro. Each portion, however, changed so significantly that I almost felt like I was smoking a totally new cigar after the transition. Because of the transitions, I was fully engaged with the smoke and really enjoyed it. I would gladly smoke another!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
"The aroma of dark chocolate and barnyard let me know from the get-go that this cigar wasn't going to play around. That first blast of red pepper just confirmed it. While not overly complex, this cigar was still enjoyable enough as the notes were quite prominent throughout the entire duration. I would also point out that I did not have issues with it staying lit, which can be a problem for me when smoking smaller ring gauges. You really have to be attentive to them. This was not the case here, which made me happy. I'd definitely revisit this again some time, given the chance." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
For their next project, Southern Draw is turning the reins over to their 10,000 most loyal consumers, valued retail partners and media members. The company has created a very modern Quick Response (QR) portal, accessed from any mobile device, to allow participants to input valuable information including cigar reviews, ratings and recommendations. That data that will be used to determine a new brand to be launched by Southern Draw Cigars in 2023 and a similar campaign that will bring a follow up launch in 2024. For years consumers have offered to test Southern Draw blends test blends, and in some cases, they did. However, the company wants to empower them by harnessing the power of the crowd, to heed their collective feedback and to deliver a product chosen by them, meaning cigar blend, size, and format.