Pre-Sales begins today at Cigars International Cigar Fest.
This is the SDC press release:
Austin, TX — The Southern Draw Cigars family has been working late into the evening for years with the AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. to add a new maduro core blend to the family of brands. A warm, dark cocoa colored wrapper of Mexico’s finest San Andrés tobacco adorns this deep blend, and with it, we offer our respects to the efforts of the true masters that made this specific tobacco and modern fermentation techniques available to small family-owned brands such as ours.
Our inspiration was derived from the Oenothera pallida or pale evening primrose with its satiny white flowers that leave visiting insects with a dust of lemon-yellow pollen on their bodies. The Boss Lady cultivates her garden as a haven to bees, moths, and butterflies to collect pollen and now, she can observe them working every evening, with our perfectly ripe, new blend in hand.
This blend is being introduced to offset the growing demand of the JACOBS LADDER and its bold but approachable blend wrapped in Pennsylvania Broadleaf, the EVENING PRIMROSE is more flavor forward and does not deliver the molasses sweetness of the broadleaf that offsets its otherwise strong presence, rather offering more robust flavors and intense aromas that slowly but certainly transition as the tobaccos warm during the smoking experience.
We can currently produce approximately 1 Million cigars annually in the Rose of Sharon and Jacobs Ladder lines and we reached that plateau in 2021 and again in 2022, with that milestone comes the necessity of releasing the bookend MORNING GLORY and EVENING PRIMROSE blends!”
The family was set on delivering a blend that was our “DRAW” on classic Cuban Maduros, those cigars we enjoyed for two decades during our corporate work-related lives in the Caribbean and Latin America. We have smoked many iterations of this blend; forming a family caucus before the final decisions were made. That exercise resulted in the bold and earthy profile with a dose of toasted malt like smoke that is heavily nuanced with only naturally developed flavors. The EVENING PRIMROSE will likely be considered by most as more robust than the JACOBS LADDER, however, distinctly different, and equal to the task of placement in our growing family of blends.
There is only one way to enjoy this blend prior to our general release date, and that is via Cigars International where we have included two (one time only) test sizes, 6.5×46 Lonsdale and 6.75×52 Perfecto in a box pressed format which have been included in the 12,000, Create-Your-Own CIGARfest – 64 Cigar – Deluxe Cigar Package, being sold at each of their retail superstores between September 24 th and October 29 th , 2022, including seven events highlighting the SDC brand.
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The EVENING PRIMROSE has been expertly box pressed and will be packaged in our faceted 10 count boxes, identical to that of the MORNING GLORY, the Satin White color scheme of the boxes and multi-color cigar bands were carefully chosen by Sharon Holt, to reflect the refinement of the pale evening primrose blossoms as they reach for the light of the moon.
The Blend: EVENING PRIMROSE
Country of Origin: Nicaragua, produced at AJ Fernandez Cigar Co.
Wrapper: San Andrés Maduro, Mexico
Binder: Sumatra 7th priming, Ecuador
Filler: 50% Honduras, 25% Nicaragua, 25% Ligero USA
Box: 10 count, single stack
MSRP: $13.49 – $14.99 per cigar – prices subject change based on local, state, and federal taxes and fees
* EVENING PRIMROSE is a regular production blend, 180,000 cigars per year available to all valued retail partners in three sizes, Rothschild 4.75×50, Short Churchill 6.5×48 and Diadema 6.75×52, presales for first adopters begins today, and 1st deliveries are expected in early first quarter of 2023.
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Soli Deo Gloria!
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