At the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, Southern Draw Cigars will add three new sizes to its Cedrus line. The sizes include a Robusto, Toro, and Gordo with each of the new sizes box pressed. These sizes join Cedrus – The Hogan, a 5 1/2 x 52 box pressed belicoso that made its debut last year.
“The CEDRUS blend once again showcases a powerful ‘late harvest’ Besuki wrapper that was grown in the fertile soils of the Jember Region of Java, the finishing touches on a unique blend that we believe is in a class all by itself. Our family was blessed to source this rarely available, top-quality wrapper, with its rich brown color, distinct ‘green chili’ spice flavors and herbal aromas that are attributed from being expertly air-cured followed by a multi-stage fermentation process,” commented Robert Holt, Founder of Southern Draw Cigars in a press release. “The new line extensions embrace the uniqueness of the entire blend, including the use of an aromatic Habano 2000 grown under cloth in Esteli and the bold Habana 92 (a hybrid originating from the Corojo of Cuban origin) grown in isolated Quilalí, a high mountain region about 160 miles north of Managua. This “alphabet soup” of distinct tobaccos, form an artful composition known as C-E-D-R-U-S”, added Holt.
The cigars will be unveiled at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show with a national launch planned at Club Humidor in San Antonio, Texas on August 2nd.
Production will be limited to 50,000 cigars per size released in 2019. In subsequent years, there are plans for full production of 100,000+ cigars. Initial shipping to retailers is planned for August 15, 2019, with subsequent releases planned for October 15, 2019, and December 15, 2019.
The three sizes will be available in 20-count boxes and 20-count refill bundles. The boxes used for the new sizes will be standard Southern Draw boxes as opposed to the special 10-count box used for The Hogan.
Pricing for the new sizes will range from $11.99 to $12.99 SRP.
At a glance, here is a look at the Southern Draw Cedrus line.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Besuki TBN – Sumatra, Indonesia
Binder: Habano 2000- Estelí, Nicaragua
– Viso: Piloto Cubano – Dominican Republic, Criollo ’98 – Estelí, Nicaragua
– Seco: Habana ’92 – Quilalí, Nicaragua
– Ligero: Corojo ’99 – Jalapa, Nicaragua
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez
Robusto 5. 1/2 x 54 (box pressed)
Toro 6 x 52 (box pressed)
Gordo 6 1/2 x 60 (box pressed)
The Hogan: 5 1/2 x 52 (box pressed belicoso)