Southern Draw’s Jacobs Ladder is getting a new limited edition size this week in celebration of the 21st birthday of its namesake, Ethan Jacob Holt, the son of company founders Robert & Sharon Holt, and who recently joined the company on a full-time basis.
According to a report by Cigar Aficionado, the cigar has been several years in the making, having been rolled in September 2016 at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A., where the company has its cigars produced. It is also using an early prototype blend of the Jacobs Ladder, using a Mexican San Andrés wrapper and Nicaraguan habano 2000 binder instead of the Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper and American-grown binder of the rest of the line. Both versions use Nicaraguan tobacco for the fillers.
The Jacobs Ladder The Ascension is offered in a 5 1/2 x 52 box pressed belicoso fino vitola and has a standard foot as opposed to the closed foot of the other sizes in the Jacobs Ladder line. It will debut on Sept. 23 at Famous Smoke Shop with an MSRP of $11.79 and offers in 10-count, paper-wrapped bundles. The company is releasing 1,000 packs to the retailer, and then will release 10,000 more in January 2022 as part of a widespread release.
The company has thus far declined to provide images of the cigar or confirm the accuracy of the report.