While it might have arrived in a box on your doorstep as the Cigar Stork dropped it off in the middle of the night, it really took a lot of work to get it there. In fact, an often-cited figure is that your tobacco was touched by 300 hands as it goes from seed to smoke. Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut cigars are an homage to these 300 hands, and more than that, they’re a charitable campaign of sorts.
You see, way out there in the tobacco fields in Latin America, life is quite different than it is stateside for a lot of people. Our rural folks from the U.S. probably have a good sense of it. Locations for homes can be remote, and far from cities. Electricity and running water may be spotty or nonexistent for many residents. Poverty is a way of life, woven into the fabric of everything from sunup to sundown. Of course, it’s not this way for every tobacco worker. Many farms and factories can be an uplifting force for the hands that work there. But still, there’s a huge gap between the prosperity of consumer nations and the living situation where seeds go into the ground.
That’s why 25% of the profits from Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut cigars go to the people of Nicaragua – to help improve access to basic resources and make progress toward creating a better quality of life for the people who bring us one of our favorite luxuries. Cigars are best when shared with friends, so let’s make them a connecting force that helps us all reach that time at the end of the day when we can kick back after the hard work is done, knowing we did what we could to secure our families’ needs and futures.
Oh yeah, there’s still a cigar to talk about here. It’s actually a decent one, too!
The wrapper leaf is actually grown by hands right here at home. It’s a true Connecticut shade wrapper, bringing all the smooth coffee and cedar creaminess you’d expect. Inside, the cigar becomes a true international collaborative effort, with a Peruvian binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. If the average cigar from a single farm and factory operation takes 300 hands, how many does it take when you get tobacco from four nations? There’s a lot of people behind this Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut cigar – that’s for sure!
The flavors are really nice, and far more interesting than the average Connecticut thanks to all those tobaccos. Light it up and draw in for flavors of raisin bran, pepper, egg cream, and more. It’s the kind of smoke that you roll around in your mouth before puffing and has to stop yourself from smoking too fast because you’re so ready to get another taste in. Cigars like this are a blessing and curse because they really keep you wanting more.
Here’s to a great crew of people and a great cigar!
Please browse our selection of Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut cigars at your leisure.