Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus

Cigar Info – Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus

Last December, Drew Estate announced a new cigar exclusive to the European market, the Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus. The name comes from the Bauhaus architectural movement that says every object must have a purpose in design.

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

The Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus comes in one vitola, a Short Robusto that measures 4.49″ x 50. The company says it pays extra attention to leaf placement within the cigar, which creates a curated experience. The blend uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Brazilian binder, and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. The Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus comes in boxes of 12 that are blue with gold embossing.

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 4 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: USA Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaragua, Honduras
Filler: Brazil
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Blender: Willy Herrera
Number of reviewers: 4 Alan (Eulogy) Ryan H. (Ryan H.) Doug S. (Unpossible_1) John A. (Bostoneo)
Price: $21.89
Age: 1 Months
Release Date: Feb 2021
Contributed by: Drew Estate

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“4 1/2 x 52 double cap moderate rolled flat veins. Midnight black wrapper very oily. Sloppy cap but very firm bunch nice tight seams.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Aroma: 93

“From the foot of the cigar scents of pretzel and dark sweet malts flood the nose while the wrapper exudes notes of peppery earth like notes. On a cold draw, dried prunes and black pepper dominate providing an intriguing profile.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

First Third
Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Bauhaus

First Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Off the bat, huge notes of leather and hay come through in spades ending with an aftertaste of charred meat. As the cigar passes its initial light up phase, the profile mellows a bit until a dry, unsweet, marshmallow like topping similar to a particular manufacturer. As we near the end of this third, the profile remains pretty much the same with this medium-full profiled smoke.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“After I clip the cap with my standard v-cut, I am rewarded with straight milk chocolate on the cold draw. Time to light it up and take it for a cruise. Immediately I notice the copious amounts of smoke billowing off the cap, while I’m hit with red cayenne pepper and espresso. The back of my throat is coated with cayenne, but yet a creamy espresso balances it out.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Second Third
Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Bauhaus

Second Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Molasses didn’t stay long as well as a big dissipation in the pepper note. Leather and bread remain with a more buttery finish soon after brown sugar joins, as the leather and bread lose steam. Burn has been spot on with draw remaining sub par.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“After a wrapper touchup, I continue smoking this medium-full bodied cigar. Notes of charred meats, a slight oaky sweetness and marshmallow stand strong. The only notable change going on here to the end is a bump in sweetness that is similar to a nitro infused coffee.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Final Third
Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Unico Serie Bauhaus

Flavor: 86
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“As it transitions into the final third, the cigar continues to pour on heavy doses of espresso. I’m also getting some earth and oak, but not nearly to the same level. I will also say that the strength has been nothing short of impressive. Definitely glad to have eaten just recently.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

“There’s a papery note that’s starting to become distracting. Some of the flavors are still there but it’s mostly a bit of leather and wood. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

Overall Impressions – Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus

Draw: 90

“Never any issues with draw.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Burn: 88

“Slightly wavy at times but I never needed to do any touch ups or relights. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

Construction: 92

“Sort of the definition of rustic. The wrapper had a number of large veins, the seams were raised, I thought the double cap was applied with little care, and the roll itself was uneven in its packing. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus – Experience Overall: 89

“It just didn’t work for me. The sour notes took away from the overall profile and the burning paper flavor at the end was distracting. There is some good notes mixed in but it’s not enough to save it from the almost plugged draw and mushy to the touch middle section. I didn’t hate it but I wouldn’t smoke another one. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

“Great cigar for after dinner. Wonderful experience that I would gladly repeat over and over.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“This was a cigar that wanted to battle. Whether it was the issues with burn, or the amount of strength it offered, it kept my on my toes. The entire time I smoked it, I kept being brought back to my early years of cigars and the one cigar is reminds me of more than anything is a Liga Privada. The strength, the flavors, and that massive smoke output is right in line with it. It took me back to those days of getting knocked on my rear, surrounded by smoke. It’s a cigar I can say I wouldn’t reach for, as it just isn’t in my wheelhouse anymore. ” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

“All in all, a straight forward offering that is quite similar to an infused line of cigars from a particular manufacturer I’ve had in the past, “liga something” perhaps. With a similar charred meats, sweetened and charred marshmallow type profile the entire duration, it provided little in the way of complexity as the sweetness continued to build and eventually overwhelm this sample. The burn was a bit off the whole time as I smoked, requiring touch ups normally to the wrapper leaf. While not for me, this darker infused profile may be your thing, especially from this particular manufacturer.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 83

Reviewer NameAppearanceAroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
Alan909590928788929090
Ryan H.909387929085959292
Doug S.858587858592808385
John A.909387888595839288

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus
Summary
"This was a cigar that wanted to battle. Whether it was the issues with burn, or the amount of strength it offered, it kept my on my toes. The entire time I smoked it, I kept being brought back to my early years of cigars and the one cigar is reminds me of more than anything is a Liga Privada. The strength, the flavors, and that massive smoke output is right in line with it. It took me back to those days of getting knocked on my rear, surrounded by smoke. It's a cigar I can say I wouldn't reach for, as it just isn't in my wheelhouse anymore. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Appearance
90
Aroma
93
First Third
88
Second Third
89
Final Third
86
Draw
90
Burn
88
Construction
92
Overall Experience
89
89
Good

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