As part of their upcoming fall 2020 announcements, Southern Draw Cigars released a press release today that notes they have expanded their Fraternal Order line of cigars carried by Cigars International (CI) and will be offering them as part of the CI’s upcoming Virtual CIGARFest 2020 starting October 16th.
New Fraternal Order Sizes
Two new sizes of the Fraternal Order cigars will be hitting the market.
Fraternal Order White
The Fraternal Order White will be expressed in a (7.5 x 40) barber pole lancero. Described as a Medium Body/Medium Flavor cigar, it has a blend defined by the company as:
- Wrapper – Ecuador & Nicaragua
- Binder – Nicaragua
- Filler – Nicaragua & Dominican Republic
The Fraternal Order White will be packaged in 10 count dress mazo (bundle) with an embossed sticker and matching bands made by Cigar Rings, Estelí, Nicaragua. MSRP has been set at $59.99/bundle.
Fraternal Order Black – San Andres Maduro
The Fraternal Order Black will be expressed in a (7.125 x 58) solomon. Described as a Full Body/Full Flavor cigar, it has a blend defined by the company as:
- Wrapper – Mexico
- Binder – Ecuador
- Filler – Nicaragua & Honduras
The Fraternal Order Black will be packaged in 10 count dress mazo (bundle) with an embossed sticker and matching bands made by Cigar Rings, Estelí, Nicaragua. MSRP has been set at $69.99/bundle.
New Blend – Fraternal Order Blue
The company has also announced a new blend in the line to be known as the Fraternal Order Blue.
The Fraternal Order Blue will be expressed in a (6 x 52) toro. Described as a Medium+ Body/Medium+ Flavor cigar, it has a blend defined by the company as:
- Wrapper – Nicaragua
- Binder – Nicaragua
- Filler – NBrazil, Nicaragua & Honduras
The Fraternal Order Blue will also be packaged in 10 count dress mazo (bundle) with an embossed sticker and matching bands made by Cigar Rings, Estelí, Nicaragua. MSRP has been set at $59.99/bundle.
No Longer Retail Exclusives
Even more exciting for Southern Draw Cigars consumers is that the Fraternal Order blends are no longer retail exclusives. Southern Draw and Cigars International have partnered to debut all three new releases at the 100% free event – Virtual CIGARFest 2020 on October 16th and 17th. The company will also provide the Fraternal Order portfolio to all retail store locations and online stores for those consumers that are unable to visit one of the exciting retail store locations.
On behalf of the entire Southern Draw Cigars Family, Robert Holt noted:
“It’s been a trying year for most all of us, and as we all adjust to the ever-changing environment in which we live, the Southern Draw family takes this opportunity to fellowship by sharing an integral part of our Fall Release Collection. The process for selecting the new Fraternal Order releases was unique in that we worked closely with members of Cigar Internationals product, marketing and merchandising teams (2019 we worked with the retail sales and management staff to make final decisions on the releases) and now we are pleased to share the expanded Fraternal Order cigar line as part of the innovative Virtual CIGARFest 2020.
Cigars International has provided an ideal opportunity for consumers to learn more about these new releases via a special virtual appearance by Southern Draw Cigars at 3pm ET on October 17th where we can share a cigar and maybe even offer some prizes and raffles during our scheduled 1 hour virtual visit.
We would also like to extend our prayers and very best wishes for a full recovery to our friend and brother, Richard L. Monts, General Manager, CI Retail Superstore (Hamburg, PA).”
Southern Draw is just a small part of a stellar line-up of brands so make plans to join Virtual CIGARfest for both days.
Jeffrey Kocher, VP of Cigars International Merchandising declared:
“Cigars International is proud to once again collaborate with the folks behind Southern Draw Cigars on these new, exciting projects made exclusively for CI Nation. Last year’s Fraternal Order releases at our retails stores were huge successes, and with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from our customers, we knew we needed to keep the project going and open it up to a larger audience.
Robert Holt, Sharon Holt, and AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. have crafted three great cigars in this batch that we are sure will become go-to favorites for fans of Southern Draw across the country. “
Ordering and Event Discounts
Southern Draw notes that these new extensions to the Fraternal Order line will have a Limited Production for 2020 of approx. 50,000 cigars. All Fraternal Order blends will be debut at Cigars International Virtual CIGARFest 2020. CI has made this part of its featured deals for the week of October 16 – 23, $10 OFF and FREE shipping on Fraternal Order bundles ordered during the Virtual event and $10 OFF all bundles purchased at any of the retail store locations including Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Downtown) and Hamburg, Pennsylvania, The Colony, Texas, Ft. Worth, Texas and Lutz, Florida and online at www.cigarsinternational.com