After being released as a limited edition in November 2020, Southern Draw’s Firethorn Augusta is becoming a regular production cigar in the company’s portfolio later this year.

The company announced the news via its social media channels, saying that it will arrive on store shelves in the third quarter of 2022, and will now be offered in 20-count boxes and bundles. Robert Holt, co-founder of Southern Draw, told halfwheel that it will now have an MSRP of $10.49, a slight increase of its original MSRP of $9.99.

The Southern Drawn Firethorn Augusta is a 5 1/2 x 54 box-pressed belicoso that uses an Ecuadorian habano rosado wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binder and fillers from Nicaragua, which is a modified version of the company’s Firethorn blend. It was originally released as a limited edition for Cigars International, with 1,000 bundles of 10 cigars produced.

The cigar’s name is a reference to Augusta, Ga., home to Fort Gordon, formerly Camp Gordon, a U.S. Army installation where several members of the Holt family have been stationed.

Image via Southern Draw’s Facebook page.

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