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Cigar Review | Liga Privada Unico Serie Dirty Rat by Drew Estate

Liga Privada PairingIt was a balmy 51 degrees on the day that I decided to review the Liga Privada Unico Serie Dirty Rat by Drew Estates. Now 51 may not be balmy in your part of the world, but compared to the ‐4 degree temperatures recently experienced in Maryland… I will take it. I decided to pair this smoke with the Purple Monkey Dishwasher.

The dirty rat is available in one size a 5 x 44 corona and the approximate price is $12‐14.00. The wrapper is a stalk cut, sun cured, Connecticut River Valley Habano. The wrapper features a fan‐twisted cap and uses the same wrapper as the famed T52. The binder is a Brazilian Mata Fina. The filler contains a blend of 5 different tobaccos from Nicaragua & Honduras.

Pairing: Purple Monkey Dishwasher Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter by Evil Genius Brewing (Bloomfield Connecticut).

1st Third

The Dirty Rat features a dark brown satin finish wrapper with a fan tail cap (I am a sucker for extra features). It feels very compact and give of smells of earth and glue off the wrapper. On the cold draw, I get a pretty good draw and tastes of tobacco & raisin. Upon initial light I am greeted with great smoke output and a variety of flavors including molasses, pepper, tobacco and chocolate. The strength is medium plus with a long oily finish. At this point my mouth is coated with the flavor and strength is beginning to make my head heat up.

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2nd Third

The Rat started with some pepper, but it is not a pepper bomb. I am continuing to experience pepper with the added coffee and chocolate flavors. On the retrohale I experience a good dose of pepper/spice and a toasted bread sensation. If smoking this one, don’t forget to retrohale (if you are able to). There are definitely flavors that will be missed if you don’t. The complexity continues as I pick up a mineral type flavor along with the coffee and increased toasted bread.

Final Thoughts:

Even though the Dirty Rat is a small ring gauge cigar, it is a tasty slow burner that is full of flavor, smoke and complexity. The construction has been spot on and it is burning as straight as an arrow. Throughout my smoking experience, Drew Estate has always been a top notch company when it comes to construction, the Dirty Rat was a tasty treat. Even though it is kinda expensive, I think that it is worth the price.

Being that it is a medium bodied cigar, this is a good one for someone who likes mild cigars but is looking to step up to the plate and see what a good medium bodied cigar is all about. The constructions was excellent and the flavors were rich and complex.

I would not hesitate to buy and smoke the Dirty Rat again. This cigar is limited in availability, so it is a get while the getting good type of smoke. I would also suggest that you buy at least 2. If you like it, you will have another. If you don’t, you will have a cigar that you can easily trade.


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3 thoughts on “Cigar Review | Liga Privada Unico Serie Dirty Rat by Drew Estate

  1. Charlie86 Hi Charlie he had a good canvas to work with. The cigar is top notch! and uhem, he’s fun to watch 🙂

  2. Charlie86 says:

    Oh boy you better believe I love me some Dirty Rat! My Liga Unico collection has grown over the years and the Dirty Rat, L40 and Ratzilla have become some of my all time favorites. I absolutely love the pre-light draw flavors and smells…the smoke production isn’t to shabby either! Great review, I think you nailed the first 1/3 with many of my experiences with the Rat (and I have smoked plenty of boxes)….$13 and worth every penny! Great review!

  3. Enjoyed this review and the message at the end as well!

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