Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Toro
Liga Privada is the forbidden fruit of the Drew Estate portfolio. Crafted with their most prized tobaccos in limited quantities, the original No. 9 and T52 blends have been hard to come by. Enter Liga Privada H99….
This full-bodied and ferociously flavorful gem is their first regular production blend in the Liga lineup since 2009. It’s achieved with a hybrid Corojo-seed wrapper leaf grown in the Connecticut River Valley. This beautiful morsel is stalk cut from the fields and extra fermented, making it dark and oily in nature. Rounded out with Mexican San Andres binders and rich fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua, and Pennsylvania it ushers a meaty profile with peppery hits and savory chocolate sweetness.
The hybridized leaf keeps all the spiciness and strength you’d expect from Corojo but can thrive in places where it needs to thrive. In the words of Drew Estate master blender Willy Herrera, “This leaf is unique.” Expect lots of bite and spice in the beginning, leather and subtle sweetness in the middle, and a treat of black licorice or even clove at the end. Another very fine top-shelf smoke! We’d expect nothing less in a Liga Privada cigar.