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Drew Estate Nica Rustica El Brujito Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, January 14, 2014
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Drew Estate Nica Rustica El Brujito Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a dark brown mottled wrapper with a red hue, buttery soft smooth oily wrapper with a lumpy spongy pack. The cap is a 1/2 pigtail while the foot is closed. It has small veins, tight invisible seams and a faint pepper and hay aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with copious amounts of full bodied smoke giving smooth oily flavors of chocolate earth and pepper especially through the long finish. The first third continues the exact same performance and profile, pouring off the trademark DE smoke even from the foot in the ashtray. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 30 minutes things are largely unchanged. The chocolate on the draw has turned sweeter, performance is still perfect and the ash drops in a solid chunk. Finishing the last third out at the hour mark, flavors are still the same but past the band a huge full strength rush kicked in making me sweat, nauseous and light headed. Beware lol! Thank you very much to Drew Estate for sending this sample in for review!

  • MongoJay

    Great review, and an eagerly anticipated one at that. My fellow cigar enthusiasts have been raving about this cigar, and I have one in my humidor to try. Seems like you were enjoying it until the strength kicked in. I’ll definitely smoke with caution.

  • Bill

    Sounds like a great one if I can handle it,especiaaly for the price

  • LigaPrivadaFan

    Have had mine since October, had to wait till January to smoke it. Can’t wait for it to kick my butt Yummy!!

  • Michael

    Added to my list. Great review, man!

  • leahcim7001

    Great review Bryan.
    I have been enjoying cigars for about a year and a half now and from the beginning every once and a while I get a little green when smoking a stronger stick. I thought it was because I was new at it and only smoked like one a week. Is that not the case? I know you smoke several a week.

    Something I do when I know I’m smoking a stronger stick is have a glass of ice water nearby with a couple table spoons of sugar in it. I read on line that the sugar helps process the niccotine in your system faster. Can anyone verify that this is true?

    • Yes I have been touting the sugar fix for years 🙂 It’s simply a matter of how tolerant you are to nicotine, simple as that.

  • Parker

    1080 really brings out the detail in that fence… not sure that’s a good thing 🙂

    • Sam

      And those torches…so smooth

  • PAG

    Made your hair sweat? Oh, man. Do I have a cigar buddy that’s gonna’ love to hear that.

  • yosef5

    Sounds like a very good smoke
    Thanks for your review

  • LV2HNT

    Bryan, Nice review. I stray away from the sticks like you just had because of the sweats. Ha Ha Ha I have had a couple of Padrons and they did not make me sweat, they we a little strong flavored for my taste. I think my favorite has been the Ashton Heritage and the Ashton Cabinet #10. Both very smooth clean sticks.. I did get a little light headed from the Cabinet # 10 but I think that was only because it was a Churchhill and lasted about 1 1/2 hours… Long smoke for me.

    Can not wait for the Live feed coming up.

  • Greg Bellante

    Ok Bryan; On the basis of this review I’m going to buy a 5-pack of these as an on-line Cigar auction site has these up for $27 . I’ll take your advise and stop just before the band. Drew Estate usually puts out the most exotic cigars with the most unusual tastes because of all the different blends from the different countries they use. This one should be interesting.

  • Greg Bellante

    Bryan: Man o man; I was at a Padron cigar event at my local B&M cigar lounge and before the Padron event began i was looking over the stock of cigars in their massive humidors and came across the “Nica Rustica” and remembered your review and told the owner about it and he smiled broadly and told me he can’t keep the cigar stocked it sells out so fast that they are limiting just 2 sticks to a customer… mind you this is the Nica Rustica NOT the Padron. So i bought my 2 and lit one up and as usual your review was spot on. What full flavors this cigar has and as i approached the band i remembered the hairs on your head sweating hehehe but decided to go further because the flavors were so bold and beautiful i just couldn’t stop. Needless to say i got a real buzz and a little dizzy but it was worth it. A absolutely fabulous cigar. The down-side was i was so stoked i couldn’t participate in the Padron smoke so i bought them and took them home. The flavors you missed buy not smoking the Nica R down all the way were an awesome Campfire ,Stubbs BBQ flavor… it was great.

  • I am not one to really be overly impressed with very many cigars except for pardons and went out on a limb buying a lot of stuff from drew estate to stock my humidor with and the quality is just out of this world

  • Greg Bellante

    If you enjoy Drew Estate Cigars imho i think this cigar the Nica Rustica is the best non-infused cigar in their entire line of cigars. I think you will be overly impressed with the big flavors and the smoke out-put is enormous with a smooth easy draw and consistent burn… you really can’t go wrong with this one.

  • Troy Fujimoto

    This is truly a great stick. Your review was spot on. Full flavor and plenty of DE smoke. Had to buy more!

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