October 2022

Southern Draw Cigars  is introducing a new core line called Morning Glory and a trio of cigars as part of the IGNITE charitable program. The Hyacinth, Pennroyal and Crocus.

The Hyacinth is a tweaked version of the Peccadilloes Hyacinth. The 6½x46 Lonsdale has Connecticut-grown wrapper, a Nicaragua Habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua.

The Pennyroyal is made with Mexican San Andres maduro as wrapper over a Habano hybrid binder from Nicaragua and filler from Nicaragua, Honduras and the United States. The vitola is a 6 1/8 x52 Pyramid.

The Hyacinths and Pennroyal come in a sampler with three Hyacinths and 2 Pennroyal cigars. There are 10.000 samplers available that will be released in batches of 2500 each quarter. Parts of the proceeds go to the Warriors on the fly charity, a non-profit organization the serves combat veterans of the special forces community that have been diagnosed with mental health conditions. Specifically, they support such individuals by participating in the sport of fly fishing to complement their journey towards rehabilitation.

The last charitable cigar of the new releases is a 7×50 Churchill with the name Crocus, which is a tweaked Southern Draw Ladykiller. It has a dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Nicaraguan corojo hybrid wrapper, and a filler described as having Nicaraguan criollo 98 and ligero. There are 10.000 samplers of 5 cigars available with parts of the proceeds going to  the United States Border Patrol Fallen Officers Scholarship Fund, which provide scholarships to the children of border patrol agents who have died in the line of duty.

“Since our inception in 2003 we have provided numerous students with the opportunity to continue to college or vocational training,” said Kyle Krall, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Retired) and founder of the U.S. Border Patrol Fallen Officers Scholarship Fund. Krall is also working with Southern Draw as the manager of the company’s new swag store.

“Both of these organizations struck a chord within the Southern Draw Cigars family, we have witnessed the incredible healing power of fly fishing and the restoring properties of earths amazing waters,” said Robert Holt, managing partner of Southern Draw, via a press release. “We also see now, more than ever before, the tireless efforts and daily demands of our U.S. Border Patrol, which unfortunately results in loss of life for some agents, leaving a void in their homes and communities. We wish to bring attention to the respective missions and provide humble financial support by teaming up with our family, retail partners, customers, and media to continue the IGNITE charitable campaign.”

Early next year the new core line, Morning Glory, will come to the stores but there will be an initial pre-release exclusively available through Cigars International in vitolas that won’t be part of the regular release. These special sizes are a Lonsdale and box pressed perfecto. The wrapper of the Morning Glory is a Connecticut-grown claro wrapper over a Nicaraguan-grown Habano hybrid binder and filler from Nicaragua. In a press release, the company said that it fused six tobaccos to create its gentlest blend, “resulting in an incomparable brown butter flavour somewhere between subtly toasty and elegantly nutty while remaining classically smooth, intentionally delivering a medium intensity that will be easy for most to enjoy.”

As with all of Southern Draw’s offerings, it is made at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. in Estelí.

The Morning Glory will come as a Rothschild, Short Churchill and Diadema in 10 count boxes. Sharon Holt picked the artwork for the boxes and cigar rings.

“The blend is a beautiful token of our daily appreciation to our SDC family that have not previously been honoured,” said Robert, Sharon and Ethan Jacob Holt via a press release. “Despite their financial investments and collective patient dedication of our continued growth, all have remained quietly offstage but just behind the drawn curtain. A very public thank you to Auntie M, Brendan and Paula, Ellen, Sean, Mark and Julie, George and Kim, Michelle, Kyle, Kris, Larry, Dan O, Tom, Amy, Pat, Zac and Courtney, Mike, and Mike Jr.,” they added.

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