This is an old review that somehow never got posted when it should have been uploaded.
This is another Liga Privada Unico, but this one is not for sale, it’s a cigar that you can only get at Drew Estate events in boxes of 2. The cigar is 9 inch long with a 47 ring gauge and it’s a vitola that I like a lot.
The wrapper is dark, shiny and oily with a few thick veins and a nice little pigtail. The construction feels good and the cigar has a floral aroma to it. The cold draw is perfect.
I taste earthy flavors, coffee and herbs and the flavors paid fantastic with the vanilla from the Zaya rum I’m drinking. I also taste some sweetness in the cigar after a centimeter but the herbal flavors are dominant, and the earthy flavors are there to support it. I taste a little pepper in the aftertaste.
After a third I taste herbs with a hint of pepper and a little floral flavors but halfway that changes to herbs, earthy flavors, pepper and leather. After two thirds some salted licorice joins the flavor party and I get a fresh aftertaste.
Even though this cigar is so long it only lasted me for two hours. The draw was great and like any Liga Privada the smoke was out of this world. The ash is dark, flaky and far from firm. I had some burn issues with this well balanced full bodied and full flavored cigar.
Would I buy this cigar again? I would love to, still have a few but only the Ilja edition.
Smoke & ash: 8
Aroma first part: 8
Aroma second part: 9
Aroma third part: 8