Brand: Drew Estate
Wrapper: Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Sun Grown Habano
Binder: Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Nicaraguan & Honduras
Size: Corona 5.0 x 44
I finally tracked down a Ünico Serie Dirty Rat from a member on cigargeeks.com. A very petite cigar that smells sweet with a little bit of must. There is a pigtail cap on this cigar with a dark “dirty” brown wrapper with prominent leaf lines. The cold draw has a sweet and spicy mix.
First puffs– A very odd first draw, really tight with low smoke, then it opened up after some big puffs. There is a subtle sweetness and a dull pepper. It’s very mellow and soft on the palette. One of the smoothest starting cigars I’ve had in a while.
First third– Oh man oh man is this a smooth creamy smoke. The mix between soft sweetness and the spicy pepper are perfection. There is also a bit of musty cedar in there as well along with hints of chocolate. It is drawing much better now.
Second third– Flavors have picked up the spice area but are not overwhelming, just the right amount. I can also taste more of the chocolate sweetness coming through. Really a nice smoke so far.
Final third– Spices are getting even stronger now towards the end. Towards the nub it’s really strong. But it is still smooth and somehow even creamier now. Just great smoking enjoyment. Kinda odd because it feels like the cigars flavors smoked backwards from most others.
Overall a smoke that will leave you wanting to smoke another couple, it’s that good. I know this has been out for a while now (since 2009) but it’s a classic in my book. It really shows the masterful skills of Drew Estate blending.
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