When I think of fantastic cigars of the past year, one that jumps right out at me is the Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig. If you are active in the cigar community, you have definitely heard, seen or experienced Drew Estate’s rise to the top of the traditional premium cigar world.
There was a time when Drew Estate was only known for its flavor infused cigars. To tell you the truth before they launched the Liga Privada line I didn’t take them that seriously. I wanted a full-bodied, full-flavored in your face cigar and they just didn’t produce that at the time. Liga Privada has changed that perception.
Drew Estate has proven that they can hang with the big boys in the full flavored world. Drew Estate is always thinking up something, they have been innovators from the beginning and that trend has not let up and there is evidence of that with the Flying Pig, A short, fat perfecto shaped cigar with a telltale curly pigtail cap. It’s really a beautiful sight and a pleasure to smoke.
The No. 9 was limited to 2,000 boxes, sold out very fast and are now a year later almost impossible to find. Drew Estate has satisfied our palate with yet another release of the Flying Pig, but this time in the T52 blend.
Many will say that the T52 blend is a touch milder, but fuller in flavor. The blend is roughly the same but the T52 sports a stalk-cut Habano wrapper as opposed to the No. 9’s Connecticut broadleaf wrapper…