Liga Privada Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig

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Alright, alright. I know we’ve done a BUNCH of Liga reviews lately, and I also know that a LOT of reviewers have already given their take on this cigar. But guess what? We smoke what we like at Cigar and Whiskey, and what’s more, we have a good reason for smoking this particular stick at this particular time (all shall be revealed very soon…)

Enough with the cryptic stuff, let’s get in to the stick! The Feral Flying Pig is a truly beautiful cigar, with a vaguely perfect shape that fattens into a wide ring gauge. The stick is oily, dark brown and excellently textured like a well-worn suede. It’s a cigar that, even if it weren’t for its rarity, would immediately command attention.

Lighting the Feral Flying Pig is a joy due to the tapered shape. You only need light a small area then after a few puffs you have a wide, glowing foot. And man, those first puffs are classic Liga Privada. Chocolate mixes with black pepper that gradually fades into white before disappearing almost entirely. The chocolate lingers in prominence through the first third.

The second third moves from a cocoa sweetness to a syrupy maple. There is also a smoky campfire aroma that mixes with the maple to become something deep and woodsy, living up to the name of “feral” very well.

The final third sees the campfire transition into rich, dark coffee while the maple syrup turns into full-on molasses. Be warned, this richness is quite potent, with a nicotine kick too match. If you’re not ready it can definitely put you on your butt. Nonetheless, this is an excellent end to a great smoke.

I’d love to tell you that this hard to find stick is all hype, but I cannot. In my opinion, this is the epitome of the Liga Privada line. The only thing that keeps me from making this a universal recommendation is the fact that if you aren’t properly prepared it can almost certainly overwhelm you. Nonetheless, grab this if you can, you won’t regret it.

…in fact, why not give us a chance to let you try one? Stay tuned for our next post with details on Cigar and Whiskey’s first contest, Follow the Flying Pig!

Liga Privada Unico Serie UF-13 Dark

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Sometimes after work I make a little run around all of the local cigar shops in my area. Normally I just visit, talk shop with the employees, grab a few cigars to add to my humidor, and then make my leave. Sometimes, however, I walk in and find something truly special. So it was when I walked into one of my local shops recently and came upon a box of Drew Estate’s new Liga Privada Unico Serie release, the UF-13 Dark. As a huge Liga Privada fan, I knew that I had to snag it at once before some else did!

Once I got home I opened the box and was treated to one of the more interesting cigars I have ever seen. The appearance is odd but elegant, featuring a camisetas de futbol baratas pigtail cap with a piece of fanned wrapper sticking out to create some flair. The wrapper is the same dark mottled brown of other Liga cigars, one that is rugged and luxurious all at the same time. The foot smells of earth and dark chocolate.

After first light I am immediately greeted with some characteristic black pepper along with a meaty, nutty flavor like smoke and walnuts. This ramps up relatively quickly to include brown sugar and a bit of leather. Delicious! Of course, it wouldn’t be Liga without a ton of smoke production, and I am not at all disappointed on that front.

The second third keeps the flavors of the first, though they gradually condense into a blended sweetness reminiscent of brown sugar stirred into a hazelnut-flavored cream. I also get the lightest hints of black coffee, though they are momentary bursts that appear and disappear throughout the third.

As I enter the final third the sweetness continues to deepen into what is initially a dry-cocoa, then progresses to something more akin to a molasses. This is fotbalove dresy eventually joined by milk chocolate and just a touch of light pepper, like the faintest dust of cayenne.

The UF-13 was a fantastic stick and one I definitely recommend if you can get your hands on it!

Paired With: McKenna 10 Year