Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder
Tonight I lit up the new Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder. This cigar is the fourth major line from Southern Draw. Branded as their boldest cigar yet, this stick features a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadorian maduro binder, and a tri-blend of Nicaraguan fillers. As a double-ligero, this cigar has a firm construction, a deep dark wrapper with little oil, and produces a healthy amount of smoke. The initial scent offers notes of earth, coffee, and nuts. When lighting the loose ends, I am met with a strong flavor of hay and damp earth, and a slight bitter taste of coffee. Throughout the smoke the dark maduro flavors sing through, bringing bittersweet chocolate to the mix. A slight burn of cedar develops through the middle to the end of the smoke. A thought that struck me as beautifully poetic is how earthy and yet elevated this cigar feels. A great flavor profile demonstrating Jacob’s Ladder: the bridge between heaven and earth. As advertised, this cigar landed firmly in the bold range and offered a unique take on a broadleaf blend. Another fantastic addition to Southern Draw’s lineup!