Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces IGNITE 2019

Happy Memorial Day, and on this day let us first take a moment to remember all the fallen men and women who fought valiantly to protect human freedom across the globe and keep our American way of life here in the homeland.

In honor of the many brave US soldiers across the globe, Southern Draw Cigars, once again, offer the IGNITE program for 2019, this year focused on the Navy SEAL Foundation. In the company’s press release today, they stated:

Memorial Day offers Southern Draw Cigars another opportunity to remember and honor our brothers and sisters who have died while serving in our United States Armed Forces.  Our Veteran Owned and Operated company is honored to share the IGNITE 2019 cigar releases benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation.”

Like last year, the IGNITE program is a joint program with premium cigar retailers, sponsors, industry media and supportive consumers to bring awareness and to offer financial support to service members that are important to the family.

IGNITE 2019 will include a total of 50,000 cigars packaged in 5,000 black enamel humi-jars with radiant gold lettering, offering six NEW cigar offerings throughout 2019.  Each release will offer a single blend and a single size cigar packaged in the newly designed IGNITE 2019 humi-jars and a small amount of 10 count bundles. 

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All IGNITE cigars are perfectly protected by Boveda’s patented 2-way humidity control and a freshness seal, each donated by IGNITE sponsor www.bovedainc.com.  Each purchase of an IGNITE 2019 humi-jar will result in a charitable contribution of 12.5% of the cost to the Navy SEAL Foundation. Southern Draw Cigars notes that is only possible as each valued retail partner jointly contributes to the selected charity.  For more information on the IGNITE Mission, Vision and Values please visit www.southerndrawcigars.com/ignite

This year there will be a number of blends released for the IGNITE program. The first 3 releases will be in June and are simply named “Private Blends”. The cigar bands will represent the Navy SEAL Foundation with complimentary secondary bands that define each cigar blend and identify it as a product that proudly supports the Foundation. 

Chris Irwin, Director of Partnerships at the Navy SEAL Foundation noted in the press release:

“We are honored to have Southern Draw Cigars supporting the Navy SEAL Foundation with this promotion.  As a company owned and operated by veterans, their commitment to giving back through their IGNITE program is incredible and the Navy SEAL Foundation is thrilled to be named as one of their benefitting charities for 2019”

www.navySEALfoundation.org

Private Blend Connecticut #1

Expressed in a 7.5 x 50 Double Corona vitola, it is described as mild-plus in body with a medium flavor profile. The blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuador
  • Binder -Nicaragua
  • Filler – Nicaragua and Dominican Republic

Production is limited to 11,000 cigars and will be packed in 800, 10-count IGNITE humi-jars and 300, 10-count bundles.

MSRP has been set at $11.69/cigar, $116.99/10-count humi-jar (subject to retail discretion)


Private Blend Corojo 99 #4

Expressed in a 5 x 50 Rothschild vitola, it is described as medium-plus in body with a medium-full flavor profile. The blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Honduras
  • Binder – Nicaragua & Honduras
  • Filler – Nicaragua & Honduras

Production is limited to 11,000 cigars and will be packed in 800, 10-count IGNITE humi-jars and 300, 10-count bundles.

MSRP has been set at $11.49/cigar, $114.99/10-count humi-jar (subject to retail discretion)


Private Blend Habano #3

Expressed in a 7.5 x 50 Double Corona vitola, it is described as medium in body with a medium-plus flavor profile. The blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuador
  • Binder – Nicaragua
  • Filler – Brazil, Nicaragua & Ecuador

Production is limited to 11,000 cigars and will be packed in 800, 10-count IGNITE humi-jars and 300, 10-count bundles.

MSRP has been set at $11.69/cigar, $116.99/10-count humi-jar (subject to retail discretion)


IGNITE 2019 Events

The company will also be holding special events to roll out IGNITE 2019. The charitable giving and event schedules for IGNITE 2019 will be led by Southern Draw Cigars family members, Harry “Phil” and Shelly Hogan U.S. Navy Retired (the namesakes of the popular cigar blend CEDRUS- THE HOGAN), and Daniel Peterson US Navy Retired, SEAL Team 1 – BUD/S Class 54. 

Shelly Hogan noted in the press release:

“The Navy SEAL Foundation offers many areas of support and our family has selected two vitally important areas to focus our charitable contributions. 

Warrior Transition – transition from active duty service into civilian life.

Warrior and Family Support – providing strength, resiliency and peace of mind via family support programs.”

The IGNITE 2019 program will start with two collaborative events in Coronado, California on June 20th from 3 PM – 6 PM PST

Southern Draw Cigars, the Navy SEAL Foundation and the community will be in attendance.

Robert and Sharon Holt of Southern Draw Cigars stated:

“We will continue the National Launch with a friends and family celebration at Beach House Winery www.beachhousewinery.com in Fallbrook, California on June 21st from 3pm – 6pm, hosted by Kim and George Murray, who are also Southern Draw Cigars family members.” 


IGNITE 2019 Availability

The IGNITE 2019 releases may be pre-ordered by contacting Crown City Cigars or Beach House Winery in advance of the launch events. Southern Draw notes to please specify the blend when ordering.

Following the launch, they will be available to all valued retail partners of Southern Draw Cigars.  Retailers who are interested in these special releases and the charitable project are urged to contact Southern Draw Cigars to order.

For those who are able to support the charity but unable to attend one of these launch events, please visit the Navy SEAL Foundation website to make direct contributions.  Southern Draw Cigars will announce additional IGNITE retailers and future event dates including the End of Summer Smokeout on Saturday August 17 in Chesapeake, Virginia hosted by Atlantic Dominion Distributors (a ticket only event that may be purchased by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-of-summer-smoke-out-3-tickets-60542536356

Southern Draw Cigars Reminds Everyone

“LET ALL THINGS BE DONE WITH CHARITY”

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