Brand: Drew Estate Country: Nicaragua
Size: 5.4 x 60 Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Viso
The Label Factor:
Ok Drew Estate, we get it! You know how to make awesome labels for the Liga Privada line. The Feral Flying Pig gets a special nod because of the simplicity of just saying “Feral”. Some would call that badass. I am some.
What We Liked:
The first thing I noticed when getting ready to light the Feral Flying Pig was just how well the stick is constructed. The broadleaf used to wrap these must be rolled from the hands of God, or at the very least some talented Nicaraguans. Not sure which.
Slicing off the pigtail gave me a nice, even burn with tons of smoke. Liga Privadas are known for their ridiculous smoke production but the Feral Flying Pig is, hands down, the smokiest cigar I know of. Measured using the MUSS (Made Up Smoke Scale), it produced 6.8 cubic feet of smoke per inch of cigar, as opposed to the industry average of 3.5 cubic feet.
Right from the first puff, I was blown away by the smoothness. It’s a good thing my neighbors weren’t outside while I was smoking — I think I had my first cigargasm and it caused some audible moans. It almost certainly would have been an awkward situation. The Feral Flying Pig is the smoothest cigar I have ever smoked.
The silkiness is not the only thing to like here, as the flavors are also excellent. To start, you will find a delicious sweet tobacco flavor with only hints of pepper. After about an inch, the coffee and chocolate deliciousness rolls in and never lets up. If you are anything like me, you will have trouble restraining yourself from smoking this stick too quickly. Come to think of it, I always chug milkshakes because they are creamy and delicious. Maybe my brain is just programmed to gobble (or puff) up anything I put in my mouth that is creamy and delicious.
What We Didn’t Like:
Not much. Towards the end I did have a slightly uneven burn but it never required touching up. Also, I am not sure if this is a problem or not but in the last inch, the Pig became very loose and mushy to the touch. The flavors were still excellent but it struck me as a bit odd. Maybe one of our readers can inform me if this is anything out of the ordinary?
Should You Try/Buy It:
The only problem I have with recommending this cigar is that I know many people won’t be able to find one. I am lucky enough to have a B&M that occasionally gets them and I will definitely be buying more. This is, without a doubt, my favorite Liga Privada and one of my favorite cigars, period. The price is a little steep, so it won’t make it into my lineup on a regular basis but, whenever a celebratory occasion pops up, I plan to have some Feral Flying Pigs on hand.