The Monday Review:
Southern Draw – Quick Draw (Habano)
August 24, 2020
Cigar Name: Quick Draw (Connecticut)
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: 3.5
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 Habano, for a deeper look at the other blends check out their reviews from our review library HERE. The Quick Draw (Habano) is a Corona Gorda with a rich classic 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 (Habano) has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and a Nicaraguan and Honduran filler. Like all Southern Draw Cigars it is made in Nicaragua.
There is something about the Quick Draw (Habano) that I find profoundly comforting. That may be odd way to describe a cigar but it is something that comes to mind as I reflect on the experience of smoking it. For me smoking this cigar is like settling back into a deep, fragrant leather arm chair with a bar of slightly spiced chocolate. This makes some sense as Chocolate, leather, and a slight peppery spice are the flavors that come to the forefront of my palette.
Comments: I have to admit I am a big fan Southern Draw. 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 line, the only real complaint I have about them is that there isn’t more of each stick. 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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