Better than Cubans, 17th May 2018
Reviewer: Joshua Spinney
If you are looking for a smooth, heavy smoking, tasty cigar, then look no further. Drew Estate knocked it out of the park with the Liga #9. Liga Privada literally means Private Blend, and this stogie shows it. Full of flavor till the end, excellent construction, fantastic burn rate. Produces an abundance of smoke, with a flavorful and spicy retrohale. Nuts, leather, and woody floral notes throughout. Beautiful toothy, oily wrapper that shines gloriously. Truly a must-have for any humidor. 10/10
Saka-to-me!, 22nd Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the cigar is a bit earthy and there is spice on the lips while the foot of the cigar has a faint hint of mocha, peanuts and earth. Once the cigar is clipped and toasted there is notes of wood.
In the first third of the cigar there is a subtle chocolate note and caramel. The cigar isn’t as smooth as I remember from back in the day, but it is still enjoyable to say the least. As the first third comes to a close there is a slightly floral note developing.
The second third of the Liga Privada develops some charcoal notes and the sweetness on the first third of the cigar has disappeared. There is a steak like note present as well, especially like the charred edges that was on the grill.
The final third of the Liga Privada No. 9 develops notes of leather and coffee, with a subtle spice through the nose. There is a slight wood on the finish and the cigar doesn’t see balanced in the last third.