Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Uzi Weighs a Ton (MUWAT) Bait Fish by Drew Estate

I'm a fan of the Liga Privada line, so I've been waiting to try the MUWAT.  I haven't been a huge fan of these 6 x 60 sizes, so I waited for something smaller to come out.  I walked into my local B&M recently, and there was the Bait Fish.  My smoking accomplice, Bret, snagged one for me, so I jotted down just a couple of notes since I wasn't planning on doing a review that evening.  I'm told that this is a joint venture between Drew Estate (Subculture Studios) and Joya de Nicaragua.

1/3: Pepper is the dominant flavor here.

2/3: Smooth.  Rich and hearty.  Cocoa and coffee.  Definitely a unique and complex flavor profile.

3/3:  The shop was closing, so I got part-way through the final third, but had to leave it burning.  This wasn't my first stogie of the evening.

I was a little rushed while smoking this one.  I do plan to give it another go.  It was certainly interesting.  It definitely did not remind me of the LP No.9, T52, or Undercrown lines. 

Size:  4 x 44
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Nicaragua & Brazil (Mata Fina seed)

Flor de las Antillas by My Father (robusto)

I'm finally uploading my review for the Flor de las Antillas that I smoked on November 22, 2012 (Turkey Day).  I'd already had 3 or 4 of them prior to the review, so I knew that I enjoyed them.  These were presented to me by the manager of my favorite B&M as a great smoke with a reasonable price tag, put out by the My Father Cigar Co.  It's too bad that I hadn't uploaded this review sooner, seeing as now it (in toro size) claims the #1 spot on the Cigar Aficionado Top 25 list for 2012.

I see a double cap on top of this moderately firm stick.  I gave it a punch cut, and a quick toasting of the foot with my torch.

1/3: Flavors of buttered rye toast and leather.  Not your typical MF cigar.

2/3: Medium strength and body.  A slight dryness is present, but not much.  I expect that this cigar would be complimented very nicely with a cup of good coffee or espresso.  Near the end of the 2nd third, I pick up some floral notes.

3/3: As can be expected from a box-pressed cigar, the burn was not razor sharp, however besides that, there were no burn issues to be had.  No relights is a good thing in my book.

I find this cigar to be relatively consistent, which is a departure from the regular My Father line.  This is a good smoke, I like the size, and the price is certainly fair.  I'll be smoking more of these for sure.

Size: 5 x 50 (oblong box-pressed)
Wrapper: Nicaragua (Sun Grown)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
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