In my Week in Smoke series I’ve been talking a lot about how great the Liga Privada No. 9 by Drew Estate has been smoking. It came as a bit of a surprise that none of us here at Stogie Review have actually reviewed it (we did publish a guest review). So this isn’t some ‘hop on the badwagon”Johnny come lately’ or a ‘reward type’ of review for going on the blogger trip. Besides, if you don’t like anything in the Liga line (No. 9, T52 or Undercrown) then there is something wrong with you. LOL. If you’ve been following my Week in Smoke comments I’ve been talking about how I’ve grown to prefer the No. 9 over the Liga Privada T52. I’ll explain later below and in the video.
Video runs close to 7:30 minutes and along with the review, since it was Father’s Day weekend, my Petite Corona makes her yearly appearance. Anyway, like I say in the video, the Liga Privada No. 9 is a stellar cigar that is aging beautifully. I wasn’t a fan of them when they first came out and so I preferred the Liga Privada T52. Nowadays though, the oils in the No. 9 are forming little crystals on the still oily wrapper and provide nuances that compliment the No. 9’s rich, earthy flavor profile. Now I’m not saying the T52 isn’t a great cigar. I’m just saying that the No. 9 has better bones and is aging magnificently. The T52 on the other hand, is pretty much the same cigar regardless of how much age it has on it. Hope that all makes sense.