Southern Draw – Fall Release Collection 2020 | Cigar Reviews by the Katman

NEW Fraternal Order – debuts at Cigars International – Virtual CIGARFest 2020

October 13, 2020 – Austin, Texas

Southern Draw Cigars and Cigars International today announces the release of two NEW sizes of Fraternal Order White (Lancero) and Fraternal Order Black (Solomon) and a new blend – Fraternal Order Blue (Toro) which have been produced by Southern Draw Cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua.  Exciting news for consumers, the Fraternal Order blends are no longer retail exclusives as Southern Draw and Cigars International will debut all three new releases at the 100% free event – Virtual CIGARFest 2020 on October 16th and 17th and provide the Fraternal Order portfolio to all retail store locations and online store for those consumers that are unable to visit one of the exciting retail store locations.

“It’s been a trying year for most all of us, and as we all adjust to the ever-changing environment in which we live, the Southern Draw family takes this opportunity to fellowship by sharing an integral part of our Fall Release Collection.   The process for selecting the new Fraternal Order releases was unique in that we worked closely with members of Cigar Internationals product, marketing and merchandising teams (2019 we worked with the retail sales and management staff to make final decisions on the releases) and now we are pleased to share the expanded Fraternal Order cigar line as part of the innovative Virtual CIGARFest 2020.  Cigars International has provided an ideal opportunity for consumers to learn more about these new releases via a special virtual appearance by Southern Draw Cigars at 3pm ET on October 17th where we can share a cigar and maybe even offer some prizes and raffles during our scheduled 1 hour virtual visit.  Southern Draw is just a small part of a stellar line-up of brands so make plans to join Virtual CIGARfest for both days,” said Robert Holt on behalf of the entire family.  “We would also like to extend our prayers and very best wishes for a full recovery to our friend and brother, Richard L. Monts, General Manager, CI Retail Superstore (Hamburg, PA).”

Jeffrey Kocher, VP of Merchandising: “Cigars International is proud to once again collaborate with the folks behind Southern Draw Cigars on these new, exciting projects made exclusively for CI Nation. Last year’s Fraternal Order releases at our retails stores were huge successes, and with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from our customers, we knew we needed to keep the project going and open it up to a larger audience. Robert Holt, Sharon Holt, and AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. have crafted three great cigars in this batch that we are sure will become go-to favorites for fans of Southern Draw across the country. “

Fraternal Order Blue (NEW) – Corojo

  • Wrapper:  Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Honduras
  • Toro: 6.0×52
  • Medium+ Body/Medium+ Flavor

Fraternal Order White – Barber Pole (Read my review of this cigar here)

  • Wrapper: Ecuador & Nicaragua
  • Binder:  Nicaragua
  • Filler:  Nicaragua & Dominican Republic
  • Lancero:  7.5X40
  • Medium Body/Medium Flavor

Fraternal Order Black – San Andres Maduro (Read my review here).

  • Wrapper:  Mexico
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler:  Nicaragua & Honduras
  • Solomon: 7.125×58
  • Full Body/Full Flavor

2020 sizes for all blends  

  • Fraternal Order Blue – Toro (6.0×52) MSRP: $59.99
  • Fraternal Order White – Lancero (7.5×40)   MSRP $59.99
  • Fraternal Order Black – Solomon (7.1 x 58) MSRP $69.99

Packaging Info

Cigars are packaged in 10 count dress mazo or bundle with embossed sticker and matching bands made by Cigar Rings, Estelí, Nicaragua.

Production – Limited Production for 2020 approx. 50,000 cigars

Distribution – The Fraternal Order blends will be debut at Cigars International Virtual CIGARFest 2020.  CI has made this part of its featured deals for the week of October 16 – 23, $10 OFF and FREE shipping on Fraternal Order bundles ordered during the Virtual event and $10 OFF all bundles purchased at any of the retail store locations including Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Downtown) and Hamburg, Pennsylvania, The Colony, Texas, Ft. Worth, Texas and Lutz, Florida and online at   

For general information about Southern Draw Cigars, a list of retail partners, cigar blends and reviews, please visit us at our new website:  Please LIKE us, FOLLOW us & TWEET us – Facebook/Southern Draw, Instagram/SDCIGARS and Twitter/@SDCIGARS.

Soli Deo Gloria!


2 replies

  1. Just smoked the “white” lancero barber pole and it was excellent. Full flavored and medium bodied, with some solid complexity – rare at a great price. Given your 95 rating for the larger size, interested to hear what you think of the lancero and the new line!

  2. I haven’t tried the Lancero.
    And the new cigars were received only days ago so they need a naked nap for a bit before I give one a try.
    I am a lancero fan and I can only assume the White sees the flavors intensified based on my review of the big honker.

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