Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Kicks off “2020 Fall Release Collection” with Desert Rose Line Extensions

Southern Draw Cigars, the family owned premium cigar brand announced today two unique line extensions for the DESERT ROSE cigar blend to lead off Southern Draw Cigars’ exciting 2020 Fall Release Collection.

Desert Rose New Bloom

The Desert Rose “new bloom” is the Famous Exclusivo (Famous Smoke Shop). This (6 x 52) toro is an eye-catching round format with each cigar dressed in the iconic pink main band with a unique Exclusivo secondary band each produced by Cigar Rings, Estelí, Nicaragua.

The Famous Exclusivo has been limited to just 250 boxes of 10. The MSRP: has been set at $9.99 per cigar/$99.95 per 10 count box from 9/30 – 10/4 and then $108.99 while supplies last.

Jim Charnley, Director Purchasing & Merchandising at Famous Smoke Shop exclaimed:

“Considering Southern Draw’s continually growing popularity we’re expecting the cigar to sell out quickly. This is not one to sleep on.”

Get them first by Joining the Live Event

The Famous Exclusivo will be available for purchase during a live virtual event hosted by Famous Smoke Shop & Southern Draw Cigars from 7 – 9 pm ET on September 30th. Meeting details are as follows:

For those unable to attend the virtual event, all remaining 10-count boxes will be made available via the Famous Smoke Shop website on October 1, 2020 by clicking on the link:

Now in their 81st year of operation as a private, family-owned business, Famous Smoke Shop owner Arthur Zaretsky noted a special connection with Southern Draw:

“To work with another family-owned company, it’s a connection that allows our families to collaborate so easily, and create exciting cigars our customers will enjoy.”

Desert Rose Lonsdale

Southern Draw Cigar’s has heeded the overwhelming consumer and retailer requests and now offers an elegant and subtly sophisticated (6 x 44) Lonsdale, also rolled at AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. in the traditional “redondo” format with a “flag” cap and packaged in an artful 12-count box, designed by Humidif Group USA. The box is a shelf friendly design that offers an eye-catching display for the new size.

Production is slated for 4,000 boxes per year and all valued retail partners can now pre-order the initial 1,000 boxes that are expected to begin shipping in October 2020.

MSRP for the Desert Rose Lonsdale has been set at $9.99 per cigar – $121.00 per 12 count box and $115.99 per 12 count replacement bundle (limited stock).

The Desert Rose Lonsdale is only available to current valued retail partners of Southern Draw Cigars (account must be in good standing) and will be sold on a first come, first served. Please direct all questions, comments to

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Blend Info

The blend for the Desert Rose Famous Exclusivo Toro & Lonsdale is described by Southern Draw Cigars as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuador – “cloud grown” Claro
  • Binder – Nicaragua – Habano
  • Filler – Honduras and Dominican Republic – Corojo 99 and Piloto Cubano

Southern Draw has also made a commitment to expand the award winning 2019 release Desert Rose Belicoso Finos (5.5×54), production is set at 80,000 cigars per year and these are now available for purchase in standard 20 count boxes and a limited amount of 20 count bundles.

Commenting on these developments, Southern Draw Cigars’ Boss Lady and the namesake of the Rose of Sharon blend, Sharon Holt said:

“We had to wait much longer than desired but the Desert Rose now headlines the 2020 Fall Release Collection in sizes that I find most enjoyable, offering a wider variety of smoking experiences of the blend. Simply put, the two new sizes of Desert Rose provide consumers, what I personally consider the two best smoking experiences for the blend and I have tried it in many sizes and formats. That said, we understand that our customers are sometimes very focused on new releases, wanting products that are specifically tailored to uniquely highlight the blend, so these are my gifts to them. These product line extensions address this desire for new releases while honoring the character of the original blend and by working closely with Famous Smoke Shop over the last 18 months, we were able to bring yet another exciting exclusivo cigar offering to their loyal consumers.”

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