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Cigar Review | Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig

LeeMack912 reviews the Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig. Does it live up to the hype?

Steve Saka “The Feral Flying Pig is actually the least profitable of all the Liga Privadas because only one pair is trained to make these unique vitolas and between them they can only produce 125 of these cigars a day. They should be priced about $3 higher, but we wanted to make this cigar treat accessible to more people and since it was limited to just 2,000 production boxes we did not have to concern ourselves with the long term profitability of the cigar. It is intended to be a special “thank you” smoke for all those that have helped to support the Liga Privada brand.”

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig
Feral Flying Pig

Made by Drew Estates, this cigar is advertised as:

  • Super Rare
  • Full Bodied
  • Perfect aroma and flavor
  • Size 5 3/8 x 60 Perfecto
  • Made in Nicaragua
  • Wrapper color – Colorado Maduro
  • Wrapper – USA Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder – Brazilian Mata Fina
  • Filler – Honduras & Nicaragua
  • MSRP $17.80

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig
Feral Flying Pig

The Feral Flying Pig is a short stubby perfecto with a long pigtail on the head. The Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper is ruff and rugged and looks like it’s ready for anything. The foot of a perfecto cigar features an extra piece of wrapper which is added during construction. Expect that to ramp up your first light flavors. The cold draw features a nice semi firm draw with flavors of tobacco, dried orange peel red pepper and anise. Upon first light I am greet with a medium strength cigar. This is a surprise because every rumor I heard stated that this was a super full strength cigar. The retrohale is flavorful and features notes of coffee, red & pepper and brown sugar. I am also picking up toast, nut, tobacco and spicy peppers in the mouth. The smoke output fills the room with smoke.

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig
Feral Flying Pig

LeeMack912 Rating

Price – 3/5
Construction – 5/5
Flavor – 5/5
Overall Experience – 5/5
Total – 4.6/5

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig
Feral Flying Pig

Cigar Review | Dunhill 1907 Robusto

The Dunhill 1907 Robusto has Hunduran Viso wrapper, a Brazilian and Dominican filler and a Dominican binder.

Dunhill 1907 Robusto Specifications

Strength: Medium
Shape: Robusto
Size: 5 x 52
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: Honduran Viso
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Brazilian, Dominican
Price: $5.50

Dunhill 1907

I contemplated the English accent recently, while enjoying a Dunhill 1907 Robusto. Feeling a little like Sherlock Holmes, I think I may have unlocked a bit of a mystery. Allow me to illustrate…

A few years ago, Madonna discovered that an English accent somehow added to her credibility. Some say that it was that English accent that subsequently sparked her momentary sense of philanthropy, manifesting most notably with the advent of a much-hyped all girls academy in the southeastern African township of Liwonde, Malawi. Nevermind that the school was only a dozen flimsy plastic chairs under a dead tree, or that lunch consisted of dirt cookies each day, the fact that Madonna had her bra on UNDER her blouse and she wanted to do something- anything- to improve humanity, left most of us speechless.

Dunhill 1907

I further suggest that if Benny Hill had not been British, he would have had to register as a sex offender. Every British rock band-ever, was cooler by a factor of at least three simply because of their accent. The color green… suddenly becomes awesome when it’s “British racing green”. Henry VIII, Bear Grylls, overcooked muffins, driving on the wrong side of the road, and most of all- Robin Hood- prancing around Sherwood forest in his tights… all inexplicably made cooler somehow because they are British.

As it turns out, the English accent also seems to add some sort of a wonderful depth and dynamic to cigars. The same workmanship we might associate with the burled walnut dash of an old Jaguar is evident in the construction of the beautifully crafted wrapper and tightly packed blend of tobaccos inside. There is an understated elegance to the Dunhill brand. These cigars evoke a certain sense of class and refinement. There is an almost timeless quality in their appearance, the bands are beautiful, aligned perfectly, peeling off as easily as Elizabeth Hurley’s ballgown slipping off her shoulders.

Dunhill 1907

The cigar has proprietary Dominican Ligero and Brazilian Mata Fina, a Dominican Olor binder, and Honduran Olancho wrapper leaf that give a mix of complex flavors and aromas with some spice on the finish.

These cigars smell like sweet aged tobacco. The appearance is enticing with a natural dark color and matching label. The wrapper almost glistens with oil, and is a beautifully veiny leaf. The cigar is packed tightly but has a surprising loose draw. Hints of earthy hay, white spice, painted against fresh earth, with a strong taste of cinnamon coming from the filler are consistent from beginning to end. It’s a complex well balanced group of flavors. Cool spice on top, short finish.

If you like a change of pace and the flavors of a Brazilian tobacco, you’ll see it elegantly showcased here.

Written as a collaboration between iROBUSTO and LongGone

You can learn more about this cigar here: Dunhill 1907 Robusto at CigarWorld.