Southern Draw Cigars has announced that it is adding a total of four new cigars to its portfolio, some of which have already started heading to stores.
The Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose line will get two new sizes: The Bossy Lady, a 9 x 48 gran corona vitola—sometimes known as an A—and a 5 x 58 perfecto. The Boss Lady has an MSRP of $15 per cigar and the Desert Rose Perfecto will be priced at $11.99 per cigar. While neither are limited editions, Southern Draw says it will make 50,000 cigars of each cigar annually.
Like the company’s previous gran corona release—the Jacobs Ladder Brimstone Un Presidente—The Boss Lady will come in a coffin. Both cigars are listed as September 2022 releases.
The Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose uses an Ecuadorian claro wrapper over a Nicaraguan habano binder over Dominican piloto cubano and Honduran corojo 99 fillers. The line is named after Sharon Holt, the company’s co-founder.
Retailers will now be able to purchase two additional Jacobs Ladder Brimstone vitolas. There’s a new Jacobs Ladder Brimstone Lonsdale (6 x 44, $9.99) and a national release of the Perfecto (5 x 58, $11.99), which debuted in September 2020 as an exclusive for Cigar Federation.
Southern Draw says it will make 60,000 of the Lonsdale size annually, while there will be 50,000 Brimstone Perfectos made each year.
The Jacobs Ladder blend uses a Pennsylvania broadleaf maduro wrapper and binder, while the filler is made of Nicaraguan ligero tobaccos.
Finally, Southern Draw’s Manzanita line will get a 7 1/2 x 40 Lancero size. It has an MSRP of $15 and is currently available through Cigora, a new retail program from the company that also owns Cigars International. It will head to stores nationwide in October.
The Manzanita blend is a Nicaraguan puro using a hybrid habano wrapper over a habano binder and corojo 99, ligero and pelo de oro tobaccos in the filler.
“Despite the active rumor mill, Southern Draw Cigars has been very busy over the last eighteen months, these new releases represent only a portion of the line extensions and new products that have been slated for Fall/Winter 2022,” said Alex Nungaray, operations manager for Southern Draw, in a press release. “We continue to evolve our product lines striving for balance by expanding our most popular blends while we keep an eye on our goal of producing consistent and sustainable premium hand made cigars, each honoring the most influential people in our lives.”
Southern Draw Cigars are produced at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Update (Oct. 4, 2022) — A representative for Cigora, the retailer launching the Manzanita Lancero said its price is $15 per cigar, not $11.99.