WHO IS SOUTHERN DRAW
Owned and Operated by a family of Veterans. Southern Draw Cigars remains dedicated to producing unique blends of premium cigars, and providing the most consistent and sustainable products possible. Together with our incredible partners, we endeavor to be socially responsible and charitable to those in need in the United States and in tobacco growing and cigar producing countries alike, with a particular focus on Nicaragua where our cigars are hand made.
Our brand was founded on the tradition of the “Southern” Ladies and Gentlemen which has been referred to as a “culture of honor” however our brand has since grown beyond the traditional South and with that growth we aspire to be part of a culture where we should avoid intentionally offending others and have a reputation for not accepting improper or divisive conduct towards others. We are a brand of inclusion. From the production of our first cigar, and the millions that have since followed, Sharon (yes, as in the Rose of Sharon) has stressed the importance of loving ALL people. Our little brand is all about the people, and we have been blessed with an incredible opportunity to share our faith, our family and our own brand of fellowship, one cigar and conversation at a time.
No matter our past or the current environment, mindset, stress level or even the mounting pressures of life, we will strive to promote the Southern Draw Cigars culture along with each of our hand crafted cigars. We also respect the rich cultures and traditions of tobacco growing and the production of premium hand made cigars by honoring the vital importance of the “Draw”, referring to that wonderful, tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco that is ignited and allows the smoke to be slowly drawn into the mouth.
We offer our sincerest thanks to all that have come before us, those who have mentored us, taught us, shared industry contacts, those who have offered us patience and supported our fledgling brand as we attempt to execute our vision. So we are one part "Southern" . one part "Draw" and 100% thankful for this opportunity.
It’s all about the PEOPLE.
- Robert Holt
Southern Draw Cigars was founded by family and friends, U.S. Army and Navy Veterans with a desire to recognize and defend our traditions and rights to enjoy the incredible art form of premium cigars, while honoring the history of tobacco and those resilient families who have cultivated, fermented and aged it to perfection. In collaboration with our seasoned partners that hail from proud cultures in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Ecuador, United States, Mexico and the many that now reside in Nicaragua, which is highly regarded as the best cigar producing region of the world. Southern Draw may very well be considered a “newcomer” to this industry be we aren’t new to cigars and we offer only uniquely blended premium cigars that are hand crafted from only fine Cuban seed tobaccos afforded us by our global partners and then patiently aged and naturally fermented by the dedicated hands at the world renowned AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. located in the heart of Estelí, Nicaragua.
There are obviously many very good cigars available so we won’t attempt to simply stake claim to ultra-premium or boutique definitions but we are committed to producing the very best cigars we can with the resources we have available, guaranteeing each cigar we sell to our valued retail partners. We focus on consistency and sustainability, currently producing a limited amount of each of our blends, each by a selected pair of master rollers. We urge you to continue to enjoy them and share your experience with us. Perfection may be unachievable but we will keep trying, under the watchful eye of Master Tobacconists and our dedicated Family we respect the simple but powerful words of Charles Simmons “true greatness consists in being great in little things” and it is our belief at Southern Draw that “integrity is the first and simple step to true greatness…” We go with God’s Grace and may God Bless you all.
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WARRIORS ON THE FLY (WOTF) IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SERVING COMBAT VETERANS OF THE SPECIAL FORCES COMMUNITY DIAGNOSED WITH MENTAL HEAlTH CONDITIONS BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SPORT OF FLY FISHING TO COMPLIMENT THEIR JOURNEY TOWARDS REHABILITATION.