Southern Draw Cigars
Jacobs Ladder Brimstone in Perfecto by Southern Draw Cigars

Vitola: Perfecto
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 56

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Binder: Pennsylvania Broadleaf USA
Filler: Nicaraguan Dominican
Blender/Creator:
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: March 3, 2020
Price: $12.30
Date Smoked: December 9, 2020

Jacobs Ladder Brimstone in Perfecto by Southern Draw Cigars

12/09/2020
COVID-19 Day 263:
 Brimstone, Jacobs Ladder, Nicaragua, Pennsylvania Broadleaf, Southern Draw, Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone, Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. Today is my first time with this tweaked Jacobs Ladder… in the Brimstone Perfecto by Southern Draw Cigars.

And, I just discovered another cigar for the Cigar Rotation for when I want the “Rush” of Excellent Cigar Performance and Flavor by way of Jeff Martinez aka @CigarWrapper at @SellwoodCigar; who by-the-way just posted the Jacobs Ladder “Brimstone” in Perfecto by Southern Draw Cigars in his Top-10 Cigars landing at No.7 for 2020 his Cigars.

Admittedly, I was a little dubious about this Perfecto or any Perfecto for that matter because sometimes you just don’t know how they’ll behave once they’re lit… Once I sparked the little nub at the foot… Whoosh the smoke came in with very little effort producing smoke clouds that conveys its message to Keep Smoking…

At the halfway point the flavors really open up… but of course, that’s the thickest part of this Perfecto… complex tobacco flavors come to me that I’ll focus on more next time (I have 3 more resting in the TupperDor) but what I did get were creamy salty chocolate, some fruitiness and black pepper that carried on to the Retrohale.

Botton-Line, as the folks at Southern Draw Cigar say, this is a very approachable cigar; it didn’t have the strength that I had psyched myself into believing and didn’t knock me on my butt.

This should be in serious cigar smokers’ collection.

From Halfwheel: “The company described the original Jacobs Ladder as “double ligero,” meaning that it used two different types of ligero. For Brimstone, it’s three types of ligero, but the full cigar is a bit more stout than that, as it uses a broadleaf wrapper, a broadleaf binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan Ligeros. …”



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