Drew Estate’s Papas Fritas is another cigar from the Liga Privada Unico Serie. It uses cuts of tobacco left over from the Liga line and is considered a mixed filler cigar. As with the other blends from this line, it is a limited production run.
In addition to the Liga cuts in the filler, the rest of the blend is comprised of a Brazilian binder and a Connecticut Broadleaf #1 wrapper.
The wrapper is very dark with a slight sheen to it.There is a faint tobacco aroma and the cap sports an upright, rigid pigtail. The foot of the cigar has a simple, small band with the name Papas Fritas on one side and the Liga Lion on the reverse. The aroma coming off of the foot has a strong, sweet hay scent.
The cold-draw has a berry sweetness. It is an easy draw with a very slight resistance.
The first few puffs brought forth a tremendous amount of smoke, a nice aroma coming off of the burning cigar and a slight peppery finish.
During the first third, I picked up on flavors and aromas of freshly baked bread, earthy tobacco and a stronger peppery finish.
The second third had more of the same with the pepper / spice really coming through on the exhale.
During the final third, the bready aroma / flavor I picked up in the very beginning was very similar to the aroma I find during the early stages of roasting coffee beans. The pepper sensation on the exhale is at its strongest, both on the palate and exhale. The cigar became a little hot towards the very end but, the flavors were so good, I held out until I could no longer hold onto the cigar.
The cigar’s burn was sharp and even. For a mixed filler, there was a decent gray ash and a thin carbon ring.
The Papas Fritas is another great addition to the Unico Serie line. For a smaller cigar it has great, big flavors and is a perfect short smoke. Look for these at your local tobacconist and buy as many as you can.
Drew Estate products can be found at these fine Tampa Bay tobacconists:
Ash Brothers Cigar Shop - 10801 Starkey Rd, #22, Largo, FL 33777 (727) 397-5147
Cigar Castle - 11724 North 56th Street, Tampa,FL (813) 985-1300
Cigar Cave - 37748 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL (727) 938-2283
Clearwater Cigar Company - 2454 North McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL (727) 726-2442
Edward's Pipe & Tobacco - 3235 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, FL (813) 872-0723
Smokers Den Cigars - 29140 U.S. 19, Clearwater, FL (727) 784-1676
St. Pete Cigar - 968 58th St N, St. Petersburg, FL (727) 381-9027
Tampa Humidor - 1418 East Busch Boulevard #105, Tampa, FL (813) 990-8535