Yesterday, the temperatures rose enough and the clouds cleared up enough for me to head outside to enjoy a rare nice day in February. Not knowing how long the decent weather would hold out, I reached into my office humidor for something guaranteed to be a decent quick smoke. Out came the My Uzi Weighs A Ton (MUWAT) Bait Fish, a collaboration between Drew Estate’s Subculture Studios and Joya de Nicaragua (JDN).
Brian reviewed the original MUWAT back in 2011. To be honest, I wasn’t much impressed by the initial release. I tend to steer away from the large ring gauges, and the flavor profile to me seemed a bit… muddled. However, the mad geniuses at Subculture Studios and JDN actually tweaked the MUWAT blend a bit for Bait Fish, aiming for something a bit stronger and more distinct. With that in mind, coupled with the new petit corona format and the fact that Jerry really seems to like it, I knew I was in for something good.
My Uzi Weighs A Ton – Bait Fish by the numbers:
Vitola: petit corona
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas Negro
Binder: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina, and Nicaraguan (provided by JDN)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
No. smoked for review: 1 (first impressions)
Duration: 45 minutes
Source: IPCPR review sample
(Video length: 8:12)
Between the demands of work and family, plus the always unpredictable weather, I often don’t have time to smoke large cigars. I hate getting a couple of inches into a Churchill, for example, only to have to pitch it when something comes up. I like to keep a nice selection of “quick smokes” on hand for when I can’t commit an hour or more to smoking, and I will definitely be adding Bait Fish to that rotation. This tweaked blend was definitely a bit stronger than the original MUWAT, without being too strong or overpowering by any measure. The flavors also seemed to come through a bit more distinctly, and the construction left nothing to be desired. Originally an exclusive vitola for New Havana Cigars, Bait Fish is now available at retailers nationwide.