Southern Draw – Honoring Veterans & Active Military in Augusta, Georgia | Cigar Reviews by the Katman

Austin, Texas – Southern Draw Cigars, the growing hand-made premium cigar brand, debuts a brand campaign featuring a new logo and product offering known as the Firethorn – Augusta. As a U.S. Veteran family-owned and operated business, the new Firethorn logo represents the decades long service history of Southern Draw’s U.S. Veterans and the company has again partnered with Arizona-based JMG
Graphic Works on the brand evolution.


“Working with Jonathan at JMG was an inspiring process as we looked to update our branding while
preserving the heritage that is behind the original backstory of the Firethorn mark. We shared our
combined military service history in Georgia that spanned fifty years (1942 – 1992) and their team
intuitively understood just who Southern Draw is and what Augusta, Georgia means to us,” a brief
history of the process offered by Robert Holt.


The launch of the Firethorn – Augusta is the eighth (8 th ) cigar in the 2020 Fall Release Collection with a
single package option of 1,000 – 10 count mazos (bundles) of Belicoso Finos – 5.5×54 which have been
expertly box pressed, original production date May 2014. The blend is a unique variation of the original
Firethorn, embracing changes in both ratios and aging of the same select tobaccos: Wrapper: Habano
Rosado – Ecuador, Binder: San Andres Maduro – Mexico, Filler: Proprietary – Nicaragua. (annual
production of 50,000 – 75,000 cigars, Q2 2021 and will be available in 20 count boxes)


“We were extremely excited to bring to light what the Southern Draw brand stands for through the
Firethorn redesign and the forthcoming redesign of all related product branding,” said Jonathan Gollins,
founder of JMG Graphic Works. “Here at JMG, we look to capture the story creatively. We looked to tie
in elements of the Southern Draw family’s military service at Ft. Gordon, formerly known as Camp
Gordon and home to the U.S. Army Cyber Command and U.S. Army Signal Corps, the inspiration of the
Firethorn at the most prestigious tournament in all of golf and the soul and deep musical influences of
long-time Augusta resident, James Brown who began his illustrious music career by entertaining military
troops at Camp Gordon including members of Robert Holts family that were serving in Augusta in those
days. Each element emphasizes the products’ relationship with the people and places and invoke a
visual story for the brand. Augusta, Georgia and the supportive military community has a deep meaning
to the Southern Draw family.”


For the inaugural release of the Firethorn – Augusta, Southern Draw is once again working with their
valued retail partner, Cigars International. The first 1,000 – 10 count mazos will be available exclusively
through Cigars International’s website, phone order system, and all seven of its retail locations have
prepared displays to highlight this new release (in PA, TX, and FL) beginning on November 11 th for
$99.99.


“Southern Draw continues to be a great strategic partner to us here at Cigars International, and we’re
proud to offer this important commemorative release on Veteran’s Day 2020 to the many members of
CI Nation,” said Jeffrey Kocher, VP of Sales.

Southern Draw, due to factors of the global pandemic and cancelation of all related trade shows and
sales events that would normally allow the Southern Draw family to come together with the media,
retailers and distributors, chose to delay the scheduled May 2020 release of the Firethorn – Augusta.


ABOUT Southern Draw Cigars
A U.S. VETERAN AND FAMILY OWNED PREMIUM CIGAR BRAND. EACH PREMIUM CIGAR IS PRODUCED
BY APPROXIMATELY 300 HUMBLE, HARD WORKING HANDS USING ONLY PATIENTLY AGED AND
NATURALLY FERMENTED TOBACCOS. PRODUCED IN NICARAGUA AND DISTRIBUTED FROM OUR HOME
STATE OF TEXAS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT US AT WWW.SOUTHERNDRAWCIGARS.COM



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3 replies

  1. Excellent news. Can’t wait to get a couple packs.
    I love the Firethorn.

    • Hey TR,
      Mr. Holt is a master. He has the golden touch. And a man with a huge heart.
      I’ve been writing for over 10 years and no one consistentely knocks me out like Robert.
      He is still a young man (Although I’m sure 2020 made him feel older than he is)…just imagine what his blends will be like in 10 years and beyond. I’m going to live to be old just so I can experience his cigar artfulness.
      All the best,
      Phil

      • BTW- I’m not trying to give up what I love. I’m experiencing one cold after another with only a couple days in between.
        Tested negative for Covid. But dayum! I haven’t smoked a cigar in an eternity.
        Charlotte and I are self quarantined for the next two weeks as our daughter tested positive for Covid.
        It is out of control in Wisconsin.
        I hope the new president gets deadly serious about dealing with this as promised. Docs say it could be still raging through 2021.
        I do have hope…at last.
        Everyone…stay well and follow the rules no matter how much you disagree with them. It can’t hurt, right?
        I have a bunch of new SD sticks in my humidor mocking me because I haven’t tasted one yet.
        Phil

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