Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn

Initial Thoughts:

Before starting, I wasn't terribly familiar with cigar brands that were more “boutique” or that weren't older and more established. But I'm so glad I started getting more involved with the cigar industry because I get to learn about and smoke cigars from brands like Southern Draw.

The Southern Draw Firethorn is a decent looking cigar, and Southern Draw is a brand I've been hearing a lot about. This cigar has Nicaraguan tobacco in it (some of my favorites) with a Habano Rosado wrapper, so it should be pretty tasty!


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Brand: Southern Draw
Line: Firethorn
Size: 6 x 52
Cut: Punch
Light: Torch
Price: $9
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Rosado
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua
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Final Thoughts:

Both the burn and the draw on the Southern Draw Firethorn were almost perfect throughout the entire smoke. However, the crack near the head of the cigar (or whatever you'd call the smoking end) caused major problems for the overall smoking experience.

Regarding how the Firethorn tasted, the second half of the cigar had some slight chemical flavors that I didn't particularly enjoy.

But, with all that said, I think the next cigar out of the box would be better than this one. I suspect that another stick wouldn't have the crack in the wrapper that this one did, and I'd happily grab it and smoke it.

Because I'd smoke this cigar with you, despite its having problems, the Southern Draw Firethorn earns a CigarScore of 3.

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