Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Jacobs Ladder – The Ascension

Not ironically and perfectly positioned, on September 23, 2021, Southern Draw Cigars will release the newest Jacobs Ladder, a (5.5 x 52) Belicoso Fino, a size the company customarily offers with a box press and open foot format, and a blend that takes them back to a 2013 version of this brand. 

Produced in September 2016 at AJ Fernandez Cigar Co., the celebratory release has been well aged and honors the 21st birthday of its namesake, Ethan Jacob Holt. 

Southern Draw Cigars is proud to announce that Famous Smoke Shop, Easton, PA will honor us by hosting the premiere release beginning at 5pm on September 23, 2021, with whiskey tastings and appetizers to celebrate the newest iteration of the Jacobs Ladder line.

Ethan Jacob Holt

Longtime Famous buyer Humberto Gonzalez noted:

“We were wondering what Robert and Sharon had up their sleeves when we saw them next…turns out it’s this deep, rich, box pressed Belicoso. Been looking forward to having a cigar together with the Holts for quite a while – this one sure is worth the wait and we’re as excited as Robert is, to share this Jacob’s Ladder with everyone at Famous.”

Southern Draw Cigars describes the blend of the Jacobs Ladder – The Ascension as:

  • Wrapper:  San Andres, Maduro Mexico
  • Binder: Habano 2000, Nicaragua
  • Filler: 75% Nicaragua, 25% Nicaragua plus Nicaraguan Ligero

The company added:

Ethan Jacob originally coined the term “#boldbutapproachable” when asked by a customer to describe the Jacobs Ladder’s dark maduro wrapper and rather full-bodied and full-flavor profile and this version certainly stays true to the moniker.  The Ascension is intended to be smoked patiently, allowing the tobaccos to warm gradually, intended transitions in body and flavor, enjoyed as one would a pint of Guinness or their favorite stout beer. 

The Jacobs Ladder – The Ascension comes packaged in 10-count mazos, paper wrapped bundles, with the company’s customary vista, this one depicting “The Ascension”, the dream of biblical patriarch Jacob in the Book of Genesis. The artistic interpretation identifies Jacob with the obligations and inheritance of the people chosen by God, the origin of the name that was given to Ethan Jacob Holt at birth. 

There will be a 2021 premiere release of 10,000 (Famous Smoke Shop) followed by a 2022 release of 100,000 cigars (general availability). MSRP has been set at $117.99 mazo/$11.79 per cigar will offer these to online customers on September 23, 2021.

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