Southern Draw Lustrum
These Kudzu Lustrum are an evolutionary blend that uses the same Nicaraguan tobacco long-fillers but trades the Ecuador wrapper for a Nicaraguan one. This time, however, the wrapper is a rare and special Medio Tiempo leaf. These leaves don’t always sprout, but when they do, they’re carefully harvested and used wisely in a blend for maximum impact. They come in at the “corona” or top of the tobacco plant, and so can be compared to standard Ligero.
Are they really all that different? Well, they’re a touch richer and take a bit longer to reach maturity on the stalk. That’s what the name refers to – Medio Tiempo or “half time” leaves take half again as long as a standard leaf to grow.
Much like the original blend, Southern Draw Kudzu Lustrum cigars have earned high marks with Cigar Aficionado, pulling in a 92-point rating. The flavors of cedar, walnut, and caramel coffee beans all make this blend every bit as special as the first installment.
Lustrum was a great way to celebrate the company’s first five years in business (the term itself is a nod to an ancient Roman rite that would take place every five years after completion of the census). It’s funny to think that a few short years ago, this was a newly launched company. Today, Robert Holt’s brand has gained a secure foothold and is quickly aiming to move beyond its “boutique” designation if its success continues. This tasty smoke is another milestone along the way, and one that we found totally enjoyable.
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Southern Draw Lustrum FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Walnut, cedar, caramel, coffee bean.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who enjoyed the Kudzu blend and want to try a similarly tasty cigar.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
What’s a good pairing with it?
Southern Draw always recommends tons of beers, wines, and spirits with their cigars. We think this would be nice with an iced-down whiskey cocktail.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Fire up the Southern Draw Lustrum cigar any time you want to celebrate some years of success.
Tasty limited editions always make us a little sad when they go away.