Founded by U.S. Veterans, Southern Draw Cigars is based upon the principles of the Southern Gentleman. Respect for others, women and the common courtesies that have become less common lately. That's the Southern part, the Draw portion refers to their effort to produce cigars with a perfect draw. I reviewed the Kudzu last week, if you want to check that one out too.

Firethorn by Southern Draw Cigars

Size: 6 x 52

Vitola: Toro

Wrapper: Habano Rosado

Binder: Mexican San Andres

Filler: Nicaragua

Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez (Esteli, Nicaragua)

MSRP: $9.30 

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars for review provided by Southern Draw Cigars

Note: For this review I used CigarFederation's rating system.

Prelight: The prelight aroma and cold draw are mild, with lots of cedar notes, and a very muted spice.

Beginning: The first puffs off the Firethorn are very flavorful. The main body is a creamy cedar, with some really nice buttery notes. At times the aftertaste is nearly identical to buttered popcorn. The draw, burn, smoke and ash were all spot on as well.

Middle: Much to my delight, the creaminess continues on into the second third of the Firethorn. It’s a little less creamy, bu still there is a lot of cedar notes and hints of the buttery flavors. Burn and ash are still spot on.

End: In the final third, the profile loses the butter & creaminess, but retains the cedar. There is a little bit more spice here, though it is still very subdued. This third is sharper in profile, but still only a medium body/strength. Burn is straight and smoke is thick.

Final Thoughts: Good cigar. I really enjoyed the creamy, buttery notes and they mixed well with the cedar and slight spice notes. Not to mention great construction and spot on burn. I’d smoke one anytime.

Rating: 88 AKA "5 pack"

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Comment by Charlie on December 11, 2015 at 4:32pm

Got one from Rob...looking forward to trying it when the weather warms up.

Comment by Vance Johnson on December 12, 2015 at 11:34am

One of my absolute favorite cigars!  Well built, they smoke great, outstanding flavor, and the folks behind the brand are fine people...I save these for occasions where I want a very special Thursday evening after a tough week of work...or whatever!!!  Great review...great ceegar.

Comment by shadowbates on December 13, 2015 at 9:04am

I received some in a reddit trade about 8 to 9 months ago (I think that is the timeframe) I smoked one pretty much right away and thought it was pretty good.

Your review was great as always and has motivated me to dig and find the others!

Good work right there folks!!

Comment by 007MI6 on December 14, 2015 at 10:25pm

Thanks guys! I really enjoyed the creamy and buttery notes. Quite enjoyable. And I've had great construction with all Southern Draw cigars so far.


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