The Monday Review:
Southern Draw – Quick Draw (Pennsylvania)
July 6, 2020
Cigar Name: Quick Draw (Pennsylvania)
Company Name: Southern Draw
MSRP (per stick): $4.99
Size: 4.5 x 44
Role Type: Corona Gorda
Flavor Profile: Medium
OVERALL RATING: 3.5
(note all ratings out of 5.0)
Appearance Rating: 3.5
Roll/Burn Rating: 3.0
Flavor Rating: 4.0
Value Rating: 3.5
Description: The Southern Draw Quick Draw comes in three distinct blends: Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Habano. This review focuses exclusively on the Pennsylvania, for a deeper look at the other blends check out their reviews from our review library HERE. The Quick Draw (Pennsylvania) is a Corona Gorda with a maduro coloring and a small pigtail cap. At 4.5 x 44 it is the smallest cigar made by Southern Draw, and at $4.99 per stick it is also the cheapest. For it’s small size it packs a great length of smoke, and for it’s low price it packs great flavor and quality.
The Quick Draw has a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and a Nicaraguan and Honduran filler. Like all Southern Draw Cigars it is made in Nicaragua.
It has a unquestionably deep woody flavor with rich undertones. Many reviews mention cocoa and espresso tones and while I definitely detect those notes, the flavor that is more on the nose for me is pecans. The flavors have a smooth blend and a great finish that is just slightly dry (kind of like pecans do). As a bonus this cigar has a very pleasant aroma and a full flavored cold draw that entices you to light it up.
Comments: First off, I have to admit I am a big fan Southern Draw. In fact, I am surprised it has taken us this long to review one of their cigars and I am sure it will not be the last. The main reason I am a fan is every cigar I have ever had from them has been excellent. They ooze quality and flavor, and the construction of each stick is consistent and very solid. As a bonus this seems to be a company with deep Christian roots and a passion for doing Good in this world. Some of their cigar names even sport biblical names (Jacob’s Ladder and Rose of Sharon). For more cigars with biblical names check out our article “Biblical Cigars – The Complete List”.
As for the Quick Draw, the only real complaint I have about it is that there isn’t more of it. It does have a good long smoke for it’s size, but a 4.5 x 44 is a bit small for my taste. Seeing as this is Southern Draw’s starter cigar it has incredible quality, and at just under $5 good value as well. The price point is not out of this world given it’s small size, but given the quality it is hard to complain too much.
If I am looking for negatives, I would say that while still good, the draw is a bit more tight than I like. A fact that has some irony given the name of the cigar is Quick Draw! Otherwise, my only knock is that the other cigars in Southern Draws line up (at lease that I have had) are even better than this one. In the end, if you like a smaller cigar this should go on your must try list.
Person Reviewing: Pastor Smokey (aka. Doug Goodman)
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