Southern Draw Cigars is adding three cigars to its portfolio, all aimed at beefing up the veteran family-owned brand’s IGNITE charity program.
The Hyacinth is a 6.5 x 46 lonsdale and features a Connecticut wrapper over Habano Nicaragua binder and Nicaragua filler, while the Pennyroyal is a 6 ⅛ x 52 piramides and features a San Andres Maduro Mexico wrapper over Habano Hybrid Nicaragua binder and a filler blend composed of 50% Nicaragua, 25% Honduras and 25% Ligero Broadleaf USA.
They will be packaged together, with three Hyacinth and two Pennyroyals per DRAWpak sampler, with a total of 10,000 samplers released quarterly and available to all SDC valued retail partners beginning this week. Retail is $39.99.
Part of the sales will go to Warriors on the Fly, a charity serving special forces veterans who have been diagnosed with mental health issues. The Fly comes from the charity’s embrace of fly fishing, which is part of the rehabilitation assistance.
Southern Draw is also releasing the Crocus, a 7 x 50 Churchill with a Dark Habano Ecuadorian wrapper, Corojo Hybrid Nicaragua binder and Criollo 98 and Ligero Nicaragua filler. The Crocus comes in five-count DRAWpak samplers, a total of 10,000 packs released quarterly. Retail is also $39.99.
Crocus sales will help the United States Border Patrol Fallen Officers Scholarship Fund, which helps pay for scholarships to children of fallen border patrol agents.
“Both of these organizations struck a chord within the SDC family, we have witnessed the incredible healing power of fly fishing and the restoring properties of earth’s amazing waters,” Robert Holt, Southern Draw managing Partner, said in a press release. “We also see now, more than ever before, the tireless efforts and daily demands of our U.S. Border Patrol, which unfortunately results in loss of life for some agents, leaving a void in their homes and communities. We wish to bring attention to the respective missions and provide humble financial support by teaming up with our family, retail partners, customers, and media to continue the IGNITE charitable campaign,”