Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 21, 2013

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig Cigar Review

This 5 3/8×60 semi-perfecto features a rich dark chocolate mottled wrapper with a slight red hue, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, pigtail cap, even firm pack, smooth oily feel and a faint sweet hay aroma. First light reveals a slightly snug draw with good smoke output showing mild musty tobacco flavors and a slight earthy finish. The first third opens the draw to normal right away, producing a good volume of light air smoke with mild-medium wood and slightly sweet earthy notes and a short smooth finish. Starting the 2nd third 30 minutes in, flavors are still unchanged, very one dimensional and plain. Construction is perfect with a razor sharp burn, copious amounts of light smoke and a smooth finish. Dropping the ash 50 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point, the only shift is the body up to a medium and a longer finish. Ending at 1:15 where the nub got very hot, construction remained flawless and the only change to the body was a cream flavor joining in for the last 10 minutes. Thank you very much to viewer ‘walshy’ for sending this in for review!

  • Scout Dad

    The No. 9 is one of my favorites, but I was disappointed with both the Flying Pig and Papas Fritas.

    • garlar10

      Disappointing… the no. 9 and T52s I have tried have been awesome but I don’t think I will be buying one of these anytime soon.

  • weimerad

    One of my favorites

  • Dirk

    I have been eyeballing this stick for a couple months in the local B&M’s case, noticing their stock reducing weekly. I have been debating the $18.00 price tag.. Thanks for the review.. I think I will get a couple Flor de Las Antilles instead.

    • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000529939931 Chris Tivnan

      agreed. I love the flor’s.

  • geekfish

    Dissappointing. Considering all the hype

  • sdh3237

    Rats, I have one of these in my humidor and I was excited to try it. Not so much anymore.

    • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000529939931 Chris Tivnan

      Can’t base your opinion off one mans smoking experience

  • pdaug0511

    Similar construction to the Gurkha Cellar Reserve

  • markbrown247

    I haven’t tried a 60 gauge myself yet. So many others to try but I will get to it. One of my smoking buddies smokes only 60 ring size cigars and I bet he would really like this one. For me, I’ll pass. But this will be a good review for me to introduce him to Cigar Obsession – and hopefully get him on board. Another way to spread the word and share the love for the leaf.

  • dbfr181

    I little disappointed thought this one was going to be a home run.

  • eric.hanson

    I’ve liked the Liga Privads I’ve had before, but considering how pricy this one is I think I’ll pass on picking it up. Thanks for the review Bryan, you save me so much money from buying bd sticks.

  • SportThis

    You just burst all the LP fans’ bubble Bryan.

  • Gigalo de Vitolas

    hmmmm, interesting comments I like the 9’s and could never find these at local BM’s so I won’t bother buying them online either.

  • rpharmrx

    I have one cigar in my humidor I received as a gift from Drew Estate Safari trip in February… I was saving it for later, but now after your review I am going to light-it-up- stay tuned.

  • cassanpj

    Haven’t had the chance to try this cigar, but I always was interested. However, given the not so stellar review you gave, I probably won’t put too much effort into finding this cigar anymore. May try it at some point, I’m conflicted.

  • MaxDuo

    What a shame that this didn’t seem to really have anything impressive in the flavors at all. Drew Estate always seems to have incredible quality control and really good sticks (despite the fact that I still always associate them with infused cigars).

    They also seem to usually have a ton of foot smoke…

    Thanks for the review, Bryan. I’d probably have paid the high price for one if I’d found it to try out, and then been pretty disappointed and possibly a bit angry (not having tons of money and whatnot…).

  • Sinsandman

    I have a box of these I have yet to smoke a single one lol

  • LunchBox87km

    Seams like a good smoke if i find it i might get it

  • MorganGeo

    I had the pleasure of receiving one of these from a buddy and I must say I am enjoying it very much! It is def a smoke bomb! I can’t say its worth the price point but def a good one to try at least once.

  • thecowman32

    I bought three FFPs this summer when I saw them in stock and just lit one up for the first time for my birthday last week.

    I was surprised at the mild to medium body. Not a flavor bomb as expected. But, it was exceptionally smooth and extremely well-constructed.

    Overall, I actually really enjoyed the FFP once I got over the fact that it wasn’t going to be what I thought it would (an amped-up No. 9/T-52/Dirty Rat–all of which I’ve had and found to be more flavorful).

    A word about the strength: I smoked this guy on a full stomach of brisket, ribs, sausage, birthday cake and ice cream…and it still left me pretty wide-eyed for the remainder of the day (I had it early afternoon). No problems while I smoked it, but I felt the effects afterwards for quite a while.

    Interesting that Bryan didn’t seem too affected by the strength, given the cigar’s reputation and Bryan’s preference for medium strength, full body.

    • thecowman32

      Oh yeah, and insane smoke, even for a Liga.