Southern Draw Cedrus
It also turned out to be one of the best cigars so far from this new brand. Southern Draw was only launched in 2014, so landing on the Cigar Aficionado 90+ rated cigar category is a big step toward building a reputation for fine smokes. Perhaps they’ll be on the Top 25 Cigars of the Year list soon? With blending and manufacturing partner AJ Fernandez on the team, it’s probably only a matter of time.
The Southern Draw Cedrus cigar earned a rating of 91 points, thanks to the complex flavors created by a wealth of different tobaccos in the roll. There’s the genuine Indonesian Sumatra wrapper, then the popular Nicaraguan habano 2000 binder, and all of that is holding in a huge mix that includes Dominican Piloto Cubano, Nicaraguan Criollo 98, Nicaraguan habano 92, and Nicaraguan corojo 99.
They came to the blending table, they saw a lot of good tobacco, and they found the right way to put a lot of it together, creating layers of flavor that make the Southern Draw Cedrus cigars special. There’s a potent kick of red pepper, but that only hides a bunch of subtler notes behind it, like leather and coffee. With the sweet toffee and caramel finish, it becomes a cigar to remember.
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Southern Draw Cedrus FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Red pepper, leather and coffee, caramel.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who want the best from a new boutique brand.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
It’s complex, flavorful, and too good to waste.
What’s a good pairing with it?
A little bourbon on ice sounds about right.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
After you’re removed any invasive species of plant from your yard, and have only the welcome vegetation.
Genuine Sumatra may throw off people who are used to the more common Ecuador-grown version.