The Southern Draw Cigars family and AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. have fervently collaborated for 10 years, this time fusing six different tobaccos, in creating their gentlest blend.
The new core blend is called the MORNING GLORY (ipomoea tricolor or Heavenly Blue) as the name suggests, the inspirational Heavenly Blue morning glory flowers unfurl into full bloom in the early morning, and once the flower closes in the mid-afternoon, the flower never opens again, instead it produces seeds and the vine produces only new flowers the next morning. Each bloom, and in their case, each cigar is a symbol of hope and the fresh start they embrace with each new sunrise that is granted.
“The MORNING GLORY has been produced in over 20 sizes or formats, enjoyed by the SDC family for many years, and in an age of instant gratification, it has taken incredible perseverance to achieve our desired result. As the pursuit of our own defined excellence came to an end, we consulted some of the most respected masters of this handmade art, and each had no further suggestions to make the Morning Glory better. The blend is a beautiful token of our daily appreciation to our SDC family that have not previously been honored. Despite their financial investments and collective patient dedication of our continued growth, all have remained quietly offstage but just behind the drawn curtain. A very public thank you to Auntie M, Brendan and Paula, Ellen, Sean, Mark and Julie, George and Kim, Michelle, Kyle, Kris, Larry, Dan O, Tom, Amy, Pat, Zac and Courtney, Mike, and Mike Jr,” the heartfelt sentiments of Robert, Sharon and Ethan Jacob Holt, Southern Draw Cigars.
To provide a “first look” at this new blend before their general release date, Southern Draw Cigars has partnered with Cigars International to include two (one time only) test sizes, 6.5×46 Lonsdale and 6.75×52 Perfecto in a box pressed format which have been included in the Create-Your-Own CIGARfest – 64 Cigar – Deluxe Cigar Package, being sold at each of their retail superstores between September 24th and October 29th, 2022, including seven events highlighting the SDC brand. https://www.cigarsinternational.com/page/cigarfest-2022/2044481/
The MORNING GLORY will be packaged in their faceted 10 count boxes, identical to that of the MANZANITA, the Heavenly Blue color scheme of the boxes and multi-color cigar bands were carefully chosen by Sharon Holt, to embody the morning glory blooms and its climbing green vines.
The Blend: MORNING GLORY
Country of Origin: Nicaragua, produced at AJ Fernandez Cigar Co.
Wrapper: Claro (light), Connecticut, USA
Binder: Habano Hybrid, Nicaragua
Filler: Corojo 99, Criollo 98, Nicaragua
Box: 10 count, single stack
MSRP: $12.49 – $13.99 per cigar – prices subject change based on local, state, and federal taxes and fees