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Liga Privada no.9

Liga PrivadaToday I wanted to talk to you about a new cigar called Liga Privada no.9 by Drew Estate. This 6 x 52 maduro wrapper was first blended as the personal smoke of Drew Estate President Steve Saka. But a large demand for this cigar led him to release the no. 9 in limited batches.

I first enjoyed this smoke at a release party a few months ago, where I had the privilege to meet and talk to Steve Saka about this cigar and others of the Drew Estate line.

Now for the review stuff.

The Liga Privada no. 9 has a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper, a Brazilian Mata Fina binder, and is made up of Dominican, Honduran, and Nicaraguan fillers which gives it a full and complex flavor. One thing to note is, that unlike most of the drew Estate line, the No. 9 is not an infused cigar; this is one of the reasons that Steve had this cigar blended for himself. While talking to him I found out that he is not fond of infused cigars.

I found the No.9 to be full-bodied with woody/peppery tones that are slightly sweet. It has a good draw, even and long burn. Great after a heavy meal or with a glass of port. The only down side to this cigar is that if you do not like a heavy and complex flavors you my not enjoy it as much as I did. But I do encourage you to try one for yourself, and let me know what you think.

Just a reminder: the Liga Privada no. 9 is sold in limited quantities to select cigar shops. I have provided a link at the bottom that has a list of shops that carry the no.9. Enjoy and remember “It’s simply about the cigar.”
Drew Estate President Steve Saka signs a box of Acids for me.
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