Southern Draw Habano Privada Cigar Club 2020 Exclusive Aged 1 year

(1 customer review)


Southern Draw Habano Privada Cigar Club 2020 Exclusive Aged 1 year

Robert and Sharon Holt, diligently worked with AJ Fernandez to produce the cigar you are now holding. About 12 months ago to date this cigar was finished. Because Robert is such a perfectionist he wanted the cigar to rest. I walked into El Titan De Bronze one day and who greets me at the door? Robert Holt. A veteran of the armed forces, a proud American and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Robert has a big presence. You can tell he has seen a lot in his time and that he is most likely the best version of himself he has ever been. He got into cigars working for Verizon in South and Central America where he installed cell towers. He would hang with locals which eventually got him into local rituals of smoking a cigar after dinner. From there he was hooked. From what I understand he had a lot of money in the market during the 2008 crash. This was not a fun time for anyone. When posed with the question of what the next chapter of his life would be he chose cigars. I think I can speak for most of us in saying Southern Draw is possibly the best addition to boutique cigars we have seen in the past few years. That’s what makes this so special. I asked them to make this for us about 15 months ago. I thought it was a long shot because they do not typically do this sort of thing but they love Privada members so much for all the social media love you give them, that they happily agreed. So here we are. Our own Southern Draw exclusive. Not too shabby! There are actually two different releases. We have about 4,000 of each. We are giving some members the Connecticut Shade and some members the Habano. Thankfully we have enough left over to put in the shop on our website. So if you want to try the other blend, it won’t be a problem. The Churchill is a favorite size of most cigar connoisseurs so we thought why not? The blends are undisclosed except for the wrappers of course. 

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Tasting Notes: On the body, I smell barnyard, ghee, and honey.  On the foot, floral tones and buttered toast.  The cold draw has natural tobacco and hints of dried apricots.  Instead of cutting this cigar, I used the back of a matchstick to poke a hole in the cap. As soon as I light this, BAM!  Big pepper blast!  There’s also cinnamon, vanilla, and French toast on the retrohale.  There’s major black pepper on the palate and charcoal and white pepper on the retrohale that gives a balanced, creamy smoke. I’m also tasting something sweet and sour, similar to Thai food, some floral tones, citrus that’s almost sour, and tea. I’m getting heavy woods, cinnamon, black pepper, leather, and vanilla.  The second third starts with something vegetal like wet grass, wet oak wood, and vanilla.  The smoke tastes sweet and spicy but is creamy.  There’s a wooden licorice stick and baker’s spices that remind me of pumpkin pie.  This thing takes OFF in the final third.  There’s a deeper green herb like thyme and orange marmalade. The smoke is tangy, woody, sweet and spicy.  There’s sweet bread/pie crust like notes and chocolatey notes like chocolate mousse and hot cocoa.  I’m also tasting cream, Italian herbs, vanilla, and more floral.  Later I start tasting powdered sugar, orange or lime citrus, white pepper, cedar wood, orange black tea, and coffee.  I’m tasting something like a homemade cranberry jelly, cocoa and bread yeast.  At the very end, the floral tones morphe into a spicy pumpkin pie, and I pick up a little lime zest and wheat.  AMAZING! 

Pairing Notes: Cream soda. Bourbon or Jack Daniels. After BBQ. After fast food burgers and fries. With a chilled white wine. After French toast. With maple syrup anything. A low IBU pale ale or IPA. After pumpkin or sweet potato pie. With black tea, preferably orange flavored. With dark roast or medium roast coffee. Vanilla pudding. PLEASE shout out @sdcigars on instagram heavy! The more love we give the more love we receive! #weareprivada

1 review for Southern Draw Habano Privada Cigar Club 2020 Exclusive Aged 1 year

  1. Brian Fournier (verified owner)

    What a power house of a stick. This cigar packs a punch. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

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