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Drew Estate Feral Flying Pig

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Brand: Drew Estate

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Viso

Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina

Filler: Nicaraguan

Strength: Medium – Full

Size: Double Figurado 5.5 x 60

Price: $16.00

 

This is a fatty stogie. The wrapper is a really nice dark chocolate brown with visible lines. It smells amazingly sweet with a hint of spice. The cold draw has a nice cognac sweetness to it and hits with some pepper. The standout feature here is the pigtail cap that just sets the cigars theme up perfectly. Along with the pigtail cap, the band gets special treatment with “FERAL” printed on it.

First puffs– Right away there is a blast of pepper and dry cedar. There is a bit of cocoa sweetness as well. The draw starts out slow but is building.
First third– The pepper is fading in and out, intertwining with the cocoa. The smoothness falls in line with the others in the Ünico Serie line, it’s amazing. Seriously this is almost cigar heaven.
Second third– Still the same flavors. Although it is a bit musty in flavor at the halfway point. The mixture of flavors is so tasty. This cigar is smoking like chimney, just puffing along. The smoothness and draw are flawless.

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Final third– Spices have gotten stronger but the smoothness is and creaminess are still there and this cigar is smoking like a champ.

Overall another successful cigar in this series. Really you cant go wrong with any of the cigars in the Unico/Liga line. The Feral Flying Pig does stand out a bit more for its cocoa creaminess though. I found this to be a cigar that I could smoke almost all the time.

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Drew Estate Dirty Rat

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Drew Estate Dirty Rat

Brand: Drew Estate

Wrapper: Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Sun Grown Habano

Binder: Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina

Filler: Nicaraguan & Honduras

Strength: Medium

Size: Corona 5.0 x 44

Price: $12.00

 

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.

Drew Estate Dirty Rat Smoked

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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Drew Estate UF-13 Dark Ünico Serie

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Drew Estate UF-13 Dark

Brand: Drew Estate

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Dark Mediums

Binder: Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina

Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua Cuban Seed

Strength: Medium

Size: Robusto Parejo 5.5 x 52

Price: $14.00

 

I continue my journey through the Liga Privada line, now getting to the Ünico Serie cigars. Exclusive blends that are limited in production and full on unique flavor combinations. I finally got my hands on the UF-13 which is part of the Liga Privada Ünico Serie. The UF stands for Unico Fuerte and “13” is the factory muestra number. This cigar smells delightful. Softly sweet with a spicy undertone. The wrapper is so dark and beautiful to look at, powdery, and there are visible leaf lines. The stand out feature is the pigtail cap. Band remains constant with the Liga line of cigars, an industrial feel to it, well designed. I snip and light it up.

First puffs– There is a little pepper out of the gate. But there is a subtle sweetness that creeps in. Along with hints of oak. Very mellow blended start. The flavors mix perfectly. Draw is a tad tight causing smoke production to be medium.
First third– Pepper and a dry oak fill the palette. The finishing flavor tastes like a dry powder chocolate. The draw has improved a lot is smoking wonderfully now.

Drew Estate UF-13 Dark Smoked

Second third– The chocolate is coming through more along with a dry oak. Very smooth and creamy smoke so far. Construction is so good, producing a tight ash.
Final third– A mix of the same flavors, a bit more pepper though, but they are welcomed. Steady and oh so tasty. Still drawing good and smoke is great.Overall a fantastic smoking experience. Great oak flavors mixed with pepper and chocolate. True to the Liga Privada line this is a cigar that has it’s flavors perfected. I highly suggest hunting this down and smoking one. You will not be disappointed at all.

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Drew Estate Liga Undercrown

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Drew Estate Liga Undercrown

Brand: Drew Estate

Wrapper: San Andres

Binder: T52 Connecticut stalk cut & cured Habano

Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan

Strength: Medium-Full

Size: Belicoso 6.0 x 52

Price: $7.50

 

The wrapper on this cigar is really gorgeous. Dark leathery brown with splotches of lighter spots, veins visible. The smell is just fantastic as well, really invites you in with its sweet scents. This is one of my favorite bands on a cigar. Dark blue background with gold border and a picture of a lions head with a crown beneath. Really cool, reminds me of the Lannister sigil on Game of Thrones. Cold draw has a light tobacco taste with a touch of spice.

First puffs– Starting out there is a great spice flavor that rests in the back of my mouth. Accompanying it is a floral and earthy wood taste.

Drew Estate Liga Undercrown Smoked

First third– There is a really deep earth flavor along with a bit of spice as well. I get a great sweet taste as well. Cocoa enters into the mix as well, complex but all playing nicely. The draw is a little tight, smoke is low.
Second third– The draw has improved a lot along with the smoke production. Really smooth and creamy so far. Same flavors as the first third, which is a great thing.
Final third– Earth flavors are prominent here with the sweetness falling back a bit. Still smoking very well.

Overall a fantastic cigar. The complex flavors of earth and cocoa, mix perfectly with the wrappers natural sweetness. I highly suggest this and can almost guarantee this will become a regular in most humidors.

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Drew Estates Liga Privada T52

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 Drew Estate Liga Privada T52

Brand: Drew Estate

Wrapper: USA Connecticut

Binder: Brazil

Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras

Strength: Full

Size: Robusto 5.0 x 54

Price: $13.00

 

I continue my journey through the Liga Privada line of Drew Estate cigars. The T52 is up next, which makes me think it’s a model of Terminator. Smells sweet with a hint of spice. The wrapper is a gorgeous super dark brown with a dull oily sheen. The cold draw has a faint spice with a nice tobacco taste. Wrapper stay consistent with the Liga line, classy industrial, well designed.

First puffs– I get a deeply complex wood and spice combo with a smidge of cocoa. Oh man this is gonna be good. The draw is tight and smoke is low.

Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 Smoked

First third– Flavors have blasted off. Cocoa, Coffee, Spice, and earth tones. This is complex while being creamy and smooth. Draw is still tighter than I would like.
Second third– Seriously! This is great so far. During the transition I got hit with a sweet cherry flavor. Spices and other flavors linger as well. Draw is better and smoke is pouring out now. Construction is great so far.
Final third– Now I’m getting a nut flavor with spices and more earth and leather. The draw has really opened up now and is smoking like a champ.

Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 nub

Overall this cigar was almost transcendent. The flavors contained within are simply amazing. Construction was great and appearance was enticing. I prefer this over the No.9 for sure. This is an absolute must smoke cigar. Buy this as soon as you see it available in your local stores.

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