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Creativity and Drew Estate Cigars go hand in hand, and nowhere is this more apparent than with MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured. This is an extension of the My Uzi Weighs a Ton brand, and as with other collaborations between Drew Estate and Joya de Nicaragua, the cigars are being rolled at the JdN factory. The idea comes from Drew Estate co-founder Jonathan Drew and has been in the works for more than two years. The leaves used for the blend are Kentucky fire-cured rather than air-cured, which imparts a unique smoky taste that’s unlike anything else on the market. MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured is a great example of an experiment gone right. The tobacco utilized is stalk-cut, and then fired at a low heat until the ideal brown color is achieved. The resulting taste is full of nuances including roasted hickory, oak, and maple wood that will have your taste buds singing in delight. The cigars are being offered in three sizes, each with retro Americana bands that add to the overall appeal.
First look is a chunky broad leaf wrapper with notable tooth and vein. Pre-light aroma had nuances of sweet cedar, honey, barnyard and smokey campfire. Upon first light the smokey flavors kicked in immediately with notes of sweet cedar, leather and smoked hickory. After cruise control burn the cigar opened up with meaty flavors of smokey campfire, leather, orange peel with muted bitter honey and sweet pepper. Final third all aforementioned flavors converged into a concert of complexity with nuances of smokey campfire leading the way. Construction was flawless with a razor sharp burn line. Re-lights were at my digression as I found myself striking my cedar matches to re-ignite the amazing smokey filled flavors of the fire cured tobacco. Creativity and invention are the mantra of our friends at Drew Estate, the Kentucky fire cure is clearly evident of that idea living up to the hype and worth the wait.
CigarSmoke rating: 90
Size: 5 x 56
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas, Kentucky fire cured
Filler: Nicaraguan, Kentucky, Virginia stalk cut fire cured
Cigars smoked for review: 3