Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacob's Ladder
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Jacob's Ladder by Southern Draw
Size: Toro 6x52
Wrapper – Pennsylvania broadleaf
Binder – Ecuadorian (maduro)
Filler – Nicaraguan
Bakers spice (cinnamon/nutmeg) carrot cake.
Upon the removal of the protective cedar sleeve, I find a well constructed cigar that is visually stunning. The wrapper which closes the foot is bordering oscuro and is matte in nature with rustic modeling and a hairlike tooth. Sweet cocoa meets with manure on the pre ignition aroma. A straight cut on a well placed cap and a light resistance, due to the closed foot.
Just passed the 2/3 marker and still quite consistent. We do see a significant increase in strength however, as a pepper befriends the cigars profile. Also noted is the finish on the mouth, which is a flavor powerhouse, encumbering the notes with an oily pepper and roasted sugar. Ending the 2/2 and the sweet component of toasted sugar transfigures to a peppery molasses.
A flawless construction and very well blended tobacco’s make this such a rich and flavorful smoke. If you’re a fan of mild, keep your distance, yowza.