Archive for July 20, 2011

My UZI weighs a TON

Posted in Cigar Reviews on July 20, 2011 by Gus

Size: 6 x 60 Double Toro

Wrapper: San Andres Maduro

Binder: Connecticut Capote

Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina Oscuro, Nicaraguan Ligero

Made in: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium+

Price: $11

A big buzz has been happening the past few months regarding Drew Estate’s last creation. Many wanted it to be the sequel to the Liga Privada series, which I personally love. Others wanted something completely new - and better. The name of these sticks – once again eccentric… “My UZI weighs a ton” (or MUWAT as it’s called by Jonathan Drew). The UZI is available in three sizes: 5 x 60, 6 x 60 and 7 x 60 and they were primarily created to satisfy those who are looking for a big cigar that will last 2 to 3 hours. I got the opportunity to try couple of the double toros… so let’s see what this Goliath has to say…

It’s a nice looking hefty stick. The dark chocolaty wrapper is very oily and toothy and has a few minimal veins. It has sponginess along with a few soft spots and bumps. It smells like a mixture of cedar and barn. From the foot I only get a faint tobacco aroma. The cold is loose and has a fresh tobacco taste as well.

I toast the foot for quite some time before it gets ready to go. The smoke coming from that end smells really nice and sweet – almost like toasted sugar cane. The UZI starts great, tasty cedar with a touch of leather and just enough pepper to give the stick some spiciness without being overwhelming. 45 minutes later and while I’m already in the second third my hopes for a change in the flavor profile become ashes. Same thing for the final third and unfortunately until the end of the stogie. From start to finish remained the same in body and flavor.

The burn gave me some hard time… I had to relight couple times and make a few necessary corrections but I’m sure these problems will be solved with resting time and aging.

The MUWAT is not a bad cigar; maybe my anticipation and my expectations were set a little higher. My opinion is, that the 6×60 might be too big of a cigar for the lack of complexity and for me a smaller size would fit better for my liking. I think though that every cigar smoker out there should try at least one of these guys in order to have his own opinion about a cigar that for sure will be one of the most talked about in 2011.

Gus

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