Oh what a few years in the cigar business does when you have a consistently great and award-winning product. I remember meeting Robert Holt a few years in a small shop in Austin, Texas and like all good brothers of the leaf, we have been friends ever since. This year was a spectacular year for Robert and Sharon Holt, the owner of Southern Draw Cigars. Two very special blends were released and by now your should be well aware of them – the Jacobs Ladder and the Rose of Sharon. If you are not, then check out our reviews of each of these.
Today, the Southern Draw Cigar Company has announced their deepening relationship with Famous Smoke, the largest American-owned distributor of premium cigars online. If you recall, the two companies forged a relationship last December around Southern Draw’s QuickDraw Corona. Now the two companies have agreed on another exclusive, this time it is the Rose of Sharon Lancero.
Famous Smoke Shop’s Director of Purchasing, Jim Charnley noted int he press release:
“When Robert proposed having Famous Smoke Shop partner again with Southern Draw on the initial release of the Rose of Sharon Lancero, the only answer was, ‘of course! We are thankful for our ongoing partnership with Robert and Sharon and look forward to many more special projects in the future.”
For all those Lancero lovers out there, a new girl is coming to town! Robert notes:
“A unique smoking exerience. Lancero cigars are trending again. That’s good news for Southern Draw Cigars, as we announce the addition of a Lancero to our Rose of Sharon cigars selection. “
The Rose of Sharon Lancero will be an extension to the already popular blend that has received both retail success and critical acclaim, including being named the #5 Cigar in the Stogie Press 2017 Top Connecticut cigars along with a slot in Cigar Advisor’s “Top 25 Best New Cigars of 2017.”
Currently available only through Famous Smoke, this exclusive cigar will be a 6.5 x 40 vitola and come packaged in 20-count boxes and also 5-packs.
Sharon Holt, aka the ‘Rose of Sharon.’ stated:
“We have been blessed by the consumer reception of the Rose of Sharon since its release last year..
Highlighted by its beautiful Connecticut wrapper, I find this refined lancero size offers a unique smoking experience that elevates the flavors of the Nicaraguan binder and the Dominican Piloto Cubano ligero filler
The cigar also has a hand and mouth feel that I think most consumers will find very comfortable, even if it’s a size they don’t ordinarily smoke.
This year, the Rose of Sharon Lancero will add a splash of elegance to the line, which is distinguished by a savory Nicaraguan-Dominican core blend and an Ecuadorian Sun Grown Connecticut wrapper from a rare harvest that saw over 300 days of heavy cloud cover. The result was a flawless, silky-smooth leaf with a richer flavor and a light blonde, shade-grown-like patina. Moreover, due to the Lancero’s slender measurements, the wrapper will play a bigger role in the cigar’s flavor profile. “
A Fair Smoke at a Fair Price
The Press Release goes on to state:
“She don’t know she’s beautiful” is the Rose of Sharon cigars mantra, and the new Lancero is also representative of Southern Draw’s commitment to growing our portfolio of slimmer cigars.
“Together with our partners at AJ Fernandez Cigar Co., we are dedicated to changing the perception of historical draw and burn issues experienced with many thin cigars,” said Robert Holt.
“We’ve also addressed value perception. Despite the fact that lanceros are among the hardest and most expensive cigars to roll, we are offering our lanceros at the same price as our robusto-size cigars.” And considering the caliber of the tobaccos and hand craftsmanship, at under $10 per cigar, the new Lancero has been positioned at a very reasonable price. “I believe that when they’re consistent and priced favorably, Lanceros are destined to become the new classic size,” added Robert.
Due to the high demand for Southern Draw cigars, and the growing interest in this traditional format, the new Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Lancero cigars will create high demand. This initial release will only be available at Famous Smoke Shop, with wider availability at a later date. For the best and most immediate service, visit famous-smoke.com to purchase from this limited allotment of cigar stock.
Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Lancero
- Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez
- Strength: Medium
- Size: 6.5 x 40
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Connecticut
- Filler: Nicaraguan Viso/Seco, Dominican Ligero/ Piloto Cubano
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Famous Prices: $168.99/box of 20, $42.99/5-pack, $9.35/cigar
See more information on Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Lancero cigars here.
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About Famous Smoke Shop
Famous Smoke Shop is the #1 American-owned discount cigar retailer, home to the lowest prices on the largest selection of premium cigars, humidors and cigar accessories in the country. With over one thousand cigar brands in stock, including Southern Draw, Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, cigar smokers shop at Famous Smoke Shop with confidence: every purchase is backed by the Famous Freshness Guarantee and award-winning customer service.
About Southern Draw Cigars
Southern Draw Cigars – A Veteran Owned and Operated premium cigar brand that offers only hand crafted cigars from patiently aged, naturally fermented tobaccos. Produced in Estelí, Nicaragua and distributed from our home state of Texas. More information may be found at www.southerndrawcigars.com or Southern Draw Cigars on Facebook, @sdcigars on Instagram and Twitter.