Date: June 2021
Author: Inspector Z

Southern Draw adds to the Manzanita line. Last December, the veteran-owned Southern Draw Cigars released a new cigar. The Manzanita, which translates to little apple. And on the website, the company says that “we share the history and stories of Traditional Tobacco among Native Americans!”. That’s why part of the proceeds of the cigars go to the First Nations Development Institute. This is an organization that works to improve the conditions in Native American communities and reservations. First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants.

Three sizes

The original release was just one size, a 6×50 Toro. But now there are two new sizes. The Southern Draw Manzanita Robusto and Gordo. The Robusto measures 5½x54 and the Gordo is 6½ inches long with a ring gauge of 60. The cigars are made at Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. Southern Draw only produces 75.000 cigars annually per vitola.

Blender, and Southern Draw founder Robert Holt, keeps the blend a secret. The types of tobacco he reveals, but the country of origin he won’t disclose. With that, he hopes that cigar smokers focus on the cigar and the tobacco themselves, instead of on the countries where the tobacco is from. 

About Southern Draw

Southern Draw is a veteran-owned and operated company that focuses on good old-fashioned southern hospitality and the tradition of the Southern Ladies and Gentlemen which has been referred to as a culture of honor. The brand has a strong focus on sustainability and social responsibly both in their home state of Texas, the rest of the United States, and Nicaragua where all their cigars are made. 

 

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