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Old 12-01-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default Liga Privada #9 Flying Pig

I have to give a lot of credit to Steve Saka, president of Drew Estate. Before he created and released the Liga Privada #9 I would take a walk around the block to avoid touching anything with the Drew Estate name to it, but after smoking a Liga Privada #9 I wanted more of those. And then there came the Flying Pig, a fat funny looking stick that made its way to the top 5 of my "want to try" list. I tried it, and loved it.



The flying pig is made from the same blend as the normal Liga Privada #9, so it has a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, a Brazilian binder and Honduran & Dominican filler. The wrapper is nice and dark and is almost veinless, it looks like a small bomb. The cap has a pig tail, but that was expected with a name like this. The cigar has a full barnyard aroma. The construction feels good, but the predraw is a bit easy and leaves a delayed pepper flavor on the tongue



Right from the start I can taste cacao, mild bitter and earthy flavors. After a few puffs I can also taste some herbs and spices, like seedless red peppers. After a third the flavors mellow out, the pepper and the cacao disappeared, the herbal flavors and the earth are now the only flavors noticeable.



Halfway the aftertaste becomes a mild creamy chocolate flavor but unfortunately the chocolate doesn't stick around, the creaminess does. Close to the end the cacao returns.



The draw starts off a little bit on the easy side but gets better. I get a lot of smoke from this cigar, medium thick and it has a blue shine to it. The cigar has a strange shape, and just like perfectos I can't get it to burn straight in the beginning, but after a correction the cigar burns quite well. The ash is white, compact and firm as you can see on the pictures. The cigar is full flavored and medium/full bodied. There is hardly any build up of tar. It lasted me little over an hour.



Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, yes, yes, I want more. I bought 2 of those in a box split and promised the other cigar to SmokeyNL, but fortunately he got a box of his own so I have one left to smoke.

Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Aroma (first part) 8 / 10
Aroma (middle part) 8 / 10
Aroma (last part) 8 / 10
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Liga Privada #9 Flying Pig

This cigar is at the top of my Must Try list.
Unfortunatly I cant find them anywhere!!!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Liga Privada #9 Flying Pig

Ferd, I smoked a few of these at the B&M near me, really enjoyed it except, like nubs and other short cigars, it got HOT HOT HOT towards the end. (Side note: FUNNY hot hot hot video!)
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:01 AM   #4
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That's why there are nub tools Doug. Here's another hot hot hot video
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:15 AM   #5
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Nice review as usual, Ferdie.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:15 AM   #6
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Another super review!!!

Thank you!!!

I just received one of these from Huy on Thanksgiving!!! Looking forward to it!!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:09 AM   #7
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Default Re: Liga Privada #9 Flying Pig

Great review Ferdie. I finally picked one of these up to try soon.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:14 AM   #8
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Default Re: Liga Privada #9 Flying Pig

This smoke is easily one of my favorites right now. After smoking a few of them I started taking a little extra time on that last little bit and it helps with the heat issue.

DE hit it out of the park with this one IMHO!
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:19 AM   #9
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Great review. Does anybody know where to buy these right now? Does anybody have them in stock?
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:24 AM   #10
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Great review. Does anybody know where to buy these right now? Does anybody have them in stock?
These smokes are pretty limited. It will be tough to find them. Good luck with your search man.

As far as the cigar goes, this was a unique smoke. I enjoyed mine to the nub. Thanks for the review Ferdie.

Enjoy it Darrell, let me know what you think of it!
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Default Re: Liga Privada #9 Flying Pig

Thanks for the review. I think I want to try a larger size.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:30 AM   #12
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My local B&M has a few boxes of them laying around, give them a ring (Sabor Havana Cigars, PGA Location: 5616266700
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:18 AM   #13
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This is on my list of smokes to try

Thanks for the review.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:46 AM   #14
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I cant wait to Burn one of mine!!! As usual Nice review
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i always enjoy your reviews.
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So you're a Sabor guy eh? I'll have to stop by there and pick one of these up, thanks for the tip.
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Default Re: Liga Privada #9 Flying Pig

I had one of these a few weeks back.
Did i like it? yes.
Did i love it? no.
Would i buy one again? Maybe?

Really strong stick though. Lots of Pepper and earth.
Things do mellow out a tad toward the end.
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:55 PM   #18
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This is on my list of smokes to try

Thanks for the review.


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I just smoked my first one of these, thanks to CoastieTech. What a great smoke. I really need to try the other vitolas now!

Great review and an extra vote for everyone to try one.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #20
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Great review as always!

I'm pretty sure Corona downtown Orlando has these.
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