Brand: Drew Estate
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium – Full
Size: Toro 6.0 x 52
Right on Drew Estates site it states; “This cigar was originally crafted not for resale, but for our own personal humidors.” You know its gotta be good then. I have heard so much about the Liga Privada line that I had to try it. I picked this up yesterday @foxcigars store locally. The smell of this cigar is amazing, a nice sweet aroma. The wrapper is gorgeous as well, dark and silky, extremely inviting. The Oscuro wrapper is the darkest Connecticut you can get without it being a maduro. When you first look at it you can tell you will be in for a good smoke. The band has a very industrial feel to it, which is a nice departure from the normal flashy bands you see on some cigars. On the other side is the lion sigil, which is bad ass. Overall presentation is fantastic, it is inviting me to smoke and enjoy.
First puffs– Right out of the gate I taste a kick of pepper on top of a cocoa note. The wood and tobacco flavors are what really stand out here though. The draw is kind tight, not a ton of smoke.
Second third– the creamy smoothness is in full effect now. This cigar is cocoa blasting my taste buds. Approaching the halfway and beyond is more of a rich tobacco flavor. Still drawing nicely. The ash is perfect, even after dropping it it doesn’t break.
Overall this cigar is a must smoke if you can find it in your local shop. Being a limited release cigar, it may be hard to come by as its back ordered all over the interwebs. I can’t speak highly enough of the presentation, top notch indeed. Drew Estates has a winner here and I am sure they are soaking in the praise for their superb creation.