Southern Draw announced a new cigar back in December of 2020, Manzanita, which translates to “little apple.” The name come about years back while Robert Holt was inspecting bales of Habano hybrid. He commented on the deep red oily leaves, simiar to the shimmering “red” bark of a manzanita tree. This tobacco would later become the wrapper of Manzanita.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.
The blend for Manzanita uses that Habano hybrid wrapper, Pelo d’Oro, Corojo 99, Habano, and ligero. That is all the blend info given so as not taint anyone’s opinions about the blend prior to trying it. For Now, Manzanita is offered in one size, a 6×52 toro parejo. Later this year, additional sizes will be made available including robusto, toro and gordo. It comes in 10-count boxes that cost $149.99 and is regular production. Annual production for 2021 is 180,000 cigars, 60,000 per size. Like all other Southern Draw Cigars, it is rolled at AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. To read the full review please click here ⇢