A Complete Guide To Southern Draw Cigars

Carefully crafted at AJ Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua, Southern Draw cigars have made a big impact in the relatively short time they’ve been around. Founded in 2013 by the husband and wife team of Robert and Sharon Holt, the Southern Draw brand has quickly risen to the forefront of the boutique cigar scene with a diverse portfolio of handmade blends to appease and impress all segments of the cigar audience. Browse our complete selection of Southern Draw cigars at the lowest prices – a new favorite awaits.

300 Hands

W – Various

B – Peru

F – Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Various

Origin: Nicaragua

The lush limited editions of Southern Draws 300 Hands series were blended in tribute to the timeless craft of fine cigar making. Named for the old adage that as a premium cigar makes its journey “from seed to shelf,” an average of 300 pairs of hands are instrumental in its creation, 300 Hands cigars are available in your choice of Connecticut, Maduro, or Habano wrapper shades, each one presenting its own unique flavor journey.

Southern Draw Firethorn

W – Ecuador

B – Mexico

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

A “best of both worlds” blend exuding both power and grace, the Southern Draw Firethorn’s earthy, woody, and smoky tasting profile hits all the right spots for a satisfying full-flavored smoke. Carried by a smooth medium body, the Firethorn’s inviting character and warm aroma create an atmosphere of delicious rest and reflection for cigar-lovers of all types.

Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder



F – Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Showcasing a rare Pennsylvania Lancaster 401 Broadleaf wrapper over an American-grown maduro binder and a carefully-calculated mix of the finest Nicaraguan tobaccos, Jacob’s Ladder leads you to the heights of amazing cigar flavor. Emitting a complex ensemble of tasting notes with shades of black cherry, cashew, espresso, molasses, black pepper, and more, the strong and satisfying Jacob’s Ladder is sure to climb to the top of your list of favorites.

Southern Draw Kudzu

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua, USA

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Dressed in an oily Ecuadorian Oscuro Habano wrapper leaf, Southern Draw’s Kudzu lights up to a campfire of cool and nuanced flavor. Filled out with a sturdy Nicaraguan binder and a particularly tasty combination of aged filler leaves from Nicaragua and the United States, this medium-full-bodied artisan cigar exudes unique complexity in each draw. With tangy tones of dried fruit, coffee, roasted nuts, and chocolate, the tasting profile of this bold blend is simply in a league of its own.

Southern Draw Manzanita

W – Undisclosed

B – Undisclosed

F – Undisclosed

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Translating to “Little Apple” from Spanish, Southern Draw’s Manzanita delivers juicy full flavor for a good cause. Wrapping a unique, red-hued Habano hybrid leaf around a habano binder and Pelo de Oro, Corojo 99, & Ligero long-fillers of undisclosed origin, the Manzanita’s juicy profile rewards the palate with balanced tones of earth, black pepper, sweet raisin, dark chocolate, and more. Handmade at the AJ Fernandez factory in Esteli, some proceeds from this special blend will go to help the First Nations Development Institute, an organization that aims to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual, and cultural well-being of Native American communities.

Southern Draw Quickdraw

W – Various

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua/Honduras

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Bringing you focused full flavor in small ring gauges, Southern Draw Quickdraw cigars were blended in tribute to the slim and flavorful smokes of yesteryear. Full in body and flush in flavor in your choice of Connecticut, Habano, or Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper shades, the Quickdraw series is your ticket to rich taste with big time spice, sweet cream, leather, and cedar tasting notes with countless nuances.

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Mellow-medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Expertly hand-rolled and finished with a soft Cuban-style box-press at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A., the subtle excellence of the Rose of Sharon is one of Southern Draw’s most coveted offerings. Combining a golden brown Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and an elegant mix of fine filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, the Rose of Sharon blooms with beautiful nuances and gentle notes of earth, cocoa, creamy peanut, and sugar cane over the course of its eventful slow burn.

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