Southern Draw Cigars’ Jacobs Ladder, a double ligero blend that was previously announced last August, is getting a national launch. The cigar will be showcased at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas opening on July 11th, 2017.
Jacobs Ladder becomes the fourth core line by Southern Draw Cigars joining the Rose of Sharon (Connecticut Shade), Firethorn (Rosado), and the Kudzu (Oscuro). It is positioned as Southern Draw’s fullest cigar to date.
The cigar features a U.S. Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper from the Lancaster region, an Ecuadorian Maduro wrapper, as well as an all-Nicaraguan filler. The cigar will initially be offered in three sizes: Robusto, Toro, and Gordo. Production is being handled at Tabacalera Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua. Robert Holt, Chief Evangelist for Southern Draw Cigars says the first production run will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show. A second production is scheduled for release in September 2017.
Similar to the Rose of Sharon, the Toro size of Jacobs Ladder will be offered in a limited amount of two-cigar pecatas. A total of 1,000 pecatas have been produced.
In terms of background on the name, the company provided some additional context:
Jacobs Ladder is, of course, staying with the theme for all Southern Draw Cigars core blends, a hardy flowering plant with robust blue and purple flowers that has been used in many ancient medicines, however the Company selected the colloquial name for the connection between heaven and earth that Jacob, son of Isaac, dreamed about in the book of Genesis 28:10 where he “…had a dream, and behold a ladder was set upon the earth…”. A dream with angels ascending and descending upon the earth and a powerful story of how the Lord may indeed lead us to a place of desolation to preserve our holiness, we may need to come away from everything that pulls us away from the Lord and take a time of rest or prayer which is the case with how Southern Draw Cigars has come about. Jacobs Ladder is also a symbolic reference to Ethan “Jacob” Holt, son of two of the Southern Draw Cigars founders, a strong, yet well-balanced young man who continues to contribute by offering sales and valuable technical support for the brand he will hopefully someday, as in the case of Jacob in the Bible, inherit and be a steward of in the years ahead.
At a glance, here is a look at Southern Draw’s Jacobs Ladder:
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf, Lancaster, USA
Binder: Ecuadrian Maduro
-Viso: Nicaraguan (confidential);
-Seco: Nicaraguan (confidential);
-Ligero: Nicaraguan Estelí, Jalapa
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)
At this time, the following three sizes being made available for Southern Draw Cigars’ Jacobs Ladder – each in 20-count boxes. In addition, the 2-count pecata case will be available for the Toro.
Robusto: 5 1/2 x 54 (SRP $9.50)
Toro: 6 x 52 (SRP $9.99)
Gordo: 6 x 60 (SRP $10.99)
Other sizes planned include a Belicoso (5 1/2 x 50), Lancero (6 1/2 x 40), and two perfectos (5 x 58 and 6 x 56).
The cigars are available in 20-count boxes. There was an additional allocation of the Toro size made available in two-count lavender wooden handcrafted pecatas (cigar cases).
Image Credits: Southern Draw Cigars