July 2, 2018--Discover CEDRUS by Southern Draw Cigars – only at IPCPR 2018.
A cigars ability to be different things to different people – and to be – in effect, the cornerstone of a tribute – was the starting point for the fifth core blend from Southern Draw Cigars.
We continue the Southern Draw Cigars tradition of sharing our faith, embracing the flora around us and by offering tribute to those people that have most inspired our family, through the branding of our cigars. Originating from one of our “stealth blends” CEDRUS has been five years in the making and will initially be available in a box pressed Belicoso Fino 5.5 x 52, a special size known as “THE HOGAN”. THE HOGAN will be presented in individually numbered 10 count boxes during IPCPR 2018, Las Vegas, NV in Booth #1065.
CEDRUS – THE HOGAN, the origin of the name:
CEDRUS – THE HOGAN, the blend profile
Robert Holt shared some of his insight into the blend in a special Belicoso Fino size and its namesake, THE HOGAN, “My snapshot of the CEDRUS blend transports us to the ancient soils of Indonesia, a place aptly named the “Spice Islands” where we have methodically selected this rich, reddish brown colored wrapper. As this cigar burns, a savory perfume of what I consider nutmeg, toasted clove, cinnamon and cedar aromas compliment the naturally fermented tobacco tastes and awaken my palate, an intentional profile representing the diverse Asian food cultures explored (and enthusiastically shared) by the Hogan’s during and after their 20 year service in the U.S. Navy. Playing a supporting role to the unique spice profile is the medium bodied strength and semi-sweet chocolate notes of classic Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan tobaccos. A retrohale offers me a more powerful burst of hard-wood charcoal, red/white pepper and herb-like notes that stem from tobaccos of the lesser known high mountain region of Quilali, Nicaragua. CEDRUS is no doubt, our most distinguished tasting cigar and the gorgeous Belicoso Fino will be offered in a specially designed presentation box. This release is a commitment to excellence and a statement that we wish to grow Southern Draw Cigars into a global brand. Although you may not share my experience of the specific flavors and aromas, it is my prayer that you too enjoy the new blend and share our message of CEDRUS – THE HOGAN.”
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: AJ Fernandez Cigar Co.
Wrapper: Besuki TBN – Sumatra, Indonesia
Binder: Habano 2000- Esteli, Nicaragua
Viso: Piloto Cubano – Dominican Republic
Criollo 98 – Esteli, Nicaragua
Seco: Habana 92 - Quilali, Nicaragua
Ligero: Corojo 99 – Jalapa, Nicaragua
Size – Belicoso Fino 5.5 x 52 (box pressed)
Number of Cigars – 5,000 total 10 count, numbered boxes, 1,000 total 10 count refill bundles (60,000 cigars 2018)
Price – $11.99 each MSRP, $118.99 10 count box
Release Date – July 14, 11:00 a.m. Booth #1065 IPCPR 2018 – only valued retail partners in good standing that attend IPCPR may order.
Ship Date – August & November 2018
To make an appointment for IPCPR 2018, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as CEDRUS will sold on a first come, first served for valued retail partners.