Three regular production lines from Texas-based company Southern Draw Cigars – Desert Rose, Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone and Manzanita – are all getting new sizes, most of which have already started shipping to retailers.
The first, Desert Rose, has two new sizes that started shipping earlier this month: Boss Lady and Perfecto. Boss Lady ($15) is an “A” size, a rarity on today’s market and measures a gargantuan 9 inches long by 48 rings. Like many “A” size cigars, it is packaged in individual coffin-style wooden boxes. The Double Cone Perfecto ($11.99) measures 5 by 58 and comes in five-figure wooden boxes. Both consist of an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper, Nicaragua Habano binding, and fillers from Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Also released earlier this month, Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone has two new sizes: Lonsdale, 6 by 44 ($9.99); and Perfecto, 5 by 58 ($11.99). The boxed pressed Lonsdale is available in boxes of 12, while the Perfecto is available in boxes of five. Previously, the Perfecto was a limited edition cigar released a year ago but is now part of the regular range.
The majority of Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone line is rolled with a Pennsylvania broadsheet wrap and binder, with a Nicaraguan filler, although some sizes like Un Presidente have a different binder sheet.
The company’s all-Nicaraguan Manzanita line will receive a Lancero, measuring 7 1/2 by 40. It has a suggested retail price of $11.99 each and comes packaged in boxes of 10. The name Manzanita (meaning “small apple” in Spanish), is an allusion to the reddish leaves resembling the bark of a manzanita tree. It should ship next month.
All Southern Draw cigars are made by AJ Fernandez at his factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
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