Southern Draw Cigars has announced its first price increase. The price increase will affect the Kudzu, Firethorn, and Rose of Sharon lines.

“This is the first price increase by Southern Draw Cigars since the FDA Deeming Regulations were announced in May 2016, and hopefully it will be the last associated with these unfortunate realities of added costs. An average of 5% is modest, especially in the face of today’s accelerating costs due to user fees, legal fees, increased demand on human resources and general inflationary pressures associated with the production, packaging and distribution of these premium blends,” commented company founder Robert Holt.

Southern Draw Cigars’ QuickDraw line will not be affected and it won’t affect the nationwide release for the previously announced QuickDraw Corona Corda 5 x 46 which is slated for this Fall. The soon to be released Jacobs Ladder already has its pricing established.

The price increases go into effect on July 12, 2017. It will not affect backorders, pre-orders or previously agreed upon specials of its current inventory.