Once every five years, Southern Draw Cigars plans to release a special onetime blend to celebrate the family’s commitment to the growing brand. To be known as the LUSTRUM- meaning a five year period, the limited production offerings will be very small batches of 25,000 – 75,000 total cigars. The first special blend is scheduled for release at IPCPR 2019.
The company has designated the initial release as the Kudzu LUSTRUM, celebrating the original Kudzu cigar blend offered by Southern Draw Cigars which was first produced by our exclusive factory partner A.J. Fernandez Cigar Co. in 2014. The blend of this limited production Nicaraguan puro is comprised of a thick and oily Medio-Tiempo Habano wrapper with Nicaraguan Ometepe binder and vintage Nicaraguan long-leaf filler tobaccos delivering a harmonious balance of what the company characterizes as medium+ strength, flavor and aroma finished in an elegant box pressed format.
Medio Tiempo wrappers are rarely used and reserved for some of the most expensive and revered cigars in the industry. “If we were entering a BBQ cook-off this summer and only had a single cut of meat to submit to the judges, the LUSTRUM would be a consensus choice by the family. Offering extravagant and rather pricey vintage tobaccos at a blue collar price, a thank you to those who have supported the brand over the last five years. We think we have a cigar worthy of celebrating the first five years of Southern Draw – a family company that by the Grace of God and for the love and support of an industry – has made it longer and been more consistent than many expected. Enjoy the LUSTRUM and share your feedback and reviews.” Robert Holt – Founder.
Kudzu LUSTRUM has been expertly constructed in Esteli, Nicaragua at the A.J. Fernandez Cigar Co. and will be made available in a single size, Belicoso Fino 5.5 x 52 (box pressed) with a total of 2,500, 10 count paper mazos (bundles) featuring hand drawn art depicting the family’s prior military service and the history of our little cigar brand. Priced at ONLY $11.89 each or $118.99 per 10 count mazo.
Southern Draw Cigars will be joined by Cigar Dojo in Booth #3061 on Saturday June 28th at approximately 10 a.m. A LIVE unveiling of the Kudzu LUSTRUM, making it available to select media members and valued retail partners of Southern Draw Cigars. Southern Draw Cigars will then join Cigar Dojo for an episode of Smoke Night Live in July (TBA) to celebrate our 1st LUSTRUM where we will offer fabulous SWAG and cigars to Dojo Nation.
A one-time retail exclusive release of 220, 20 count boxes of the Kudzu LUSTRUM Toro 6.0 x 52 were released at Smokin’ in the Carolinas, JR Cigar Burlington, NC on June 8, 2019 and will soon be available at select Case de Montecristo and JR Cigar retail locations.