Robert Holt

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Private Blend Corojo No. 4 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Private Blend Corojo No. 4 Robusto

I do think the Southern Draw Private Blend Corojo No. 4 Robusto was a good cigar. There is plenty of black pepper spice and heat with trailing sweetness and creaminess (less in the final third). The blend worked well and as such, I overall thought it was in the good category.

Personal Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut Coloniales

Personal Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut Coloniales

The price point is quite attractive for this line and for those that find they like this, could be something they smoke often. For the Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut Coloniales, it's probably not something I'd be in a hurry to revisit, but like I mentioned, it's intrigued me enough to see if a different vitola provides more of what I'm looking for.

Southern Draw Kudzu Lustrum

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Lustrum

The Southern Draw Kudzu Lustrum started like a wild horse out of the barn, with flavor intensity that didn't seem like it was going to settle down. But it did settle down and became balanced and nuanced. Overall, I found the experience to be enjoyable, and I would be happy to smoke another Kudzu Lustrum in the future.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone

The Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone is a nice offering in the line, but I don't feel it reaches or goes beyond the previous iterations. The profile is dark and strong, but the dryness just took away from the overall enjoyment. For fans of the brand and the line, it's a definite try, but for my preference, I'll go with one of the previous versions.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose

It's always a pleasant surprise when you light up a cigar and immediately know you're in for something special. I thoroughly enjoyed the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose, and look forward to my earliest opportunity to light one up again.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Lancero

The Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Lancero was a pleasurable smoking experience. The chalky cocoa and milk chocolate finish giving just the right accented spice was the key takeaway for me. Would absolutely smoke this again.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Petit Edmundo

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Petit Edmundo

The price point on the Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Petit Edmundo is attractive and I could see this being quite popular as the flavor profile would appeal to a large number of smokers. I'd have no problem smoking more of these in the future.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cedrus The Hogan

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cedrus The Hogan

With the Southern Draw Cedrus The Hogan, I enjoyed the interplay of the chocolate initially being dark chocolate and eventually moving into a fudge and brownie like type of chocolate. That mixed with cedar and dry red pepper spice makes for an experience well worth searching out for, especially if you are well versed into the Southern Draw profile.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Hands Maduro Petit Edmundo

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Hands Maduro Petit Edmundo

The Southern Draw 300 Hands Maduro Petit Edmundo represents one of my favorite Maduro releases in the past few years. The story behind the project is compelling, but at the end of the day, customers are going to want something that delivers great flavor if they're going to buy it again. Fortunately, the 300 Hands Maduro delivers flavors that will have customers adding this to their regular rotation.

Personal Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu 2018 Perfecto

Personal Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu 2018 Perfecto

The Southern Draw Kudzu 2018 Perfecto has a fairly straight forward flavor profile of cedar, cream and spice which moved to a general wood note and gained some mustiness. For fans of the brand, this is another cigar they'll likely enjoy.