Southern Draw released a new line extension with the Firethorn adding a lancero size called the Pome. The Pome is the same blend as the rest of the Firethorn line using an Ecuadorian habano rosado wrapper. Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw, teamed up AJ Fernandez to make the Firethorn which is rolled in AJ’s Tabacalera Fernandez factory in Nicaragua. Let’s take a look at the specs.
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
- Binder: Mexican San Andres
- Filler: Propieritary blend of 3 Nicaraguan tobaccos
- Size: 6.5 x 40
- Vitola: Lancero
- MSRP: $8.00
Pre-light and Construction
The cigar’s rosado wrapper has a leathery look to it with a colorado brown color. The cigar has a closed foot which is nicely done. The draw is very nice with flavors of cedar and rich earth.
The first half starts off with the expected black pepper spice note that I’ve gotten from the other Firethorn sizes. Along with the spice note, I got a rich leather note along with some herbal notes. After the first inch, I started to get a nutty note along with a hint of cinnamon. The cigar is burn nicely with a large volume of smoke.
The second half is more of the same with little differences. The spice note has diminished some and now the leather and herbal notes are stronger. The cinnamon has fade away and was replaced by a subtle coffee note.
The Firethorn line was a line that was a little spicy for my taste as I love the deep, rich flavors of the Kudzu more. Still, this cigar was pretty good. I think it’s probably the best vitola in the Firethorn line up. I still prefer the Kudzu line just because that line is more my style, but I can appreciate the cigar. If it sounds like something that’s in your wheelhouse, check it out at your local cigar shop.