Monday, March 26, 2012

Review of Liga Privada Undercrown by RC

The Undercown has quickly become one of my favorite smokes. In fact it is the only cigar I have bought multiple boxes of.

Many people are familiar with Liga Privada’s T-52 and No 9 smokes. Both are great sticks themselves. The story behind the Undercrown is that Drew Estates’s rollers were smoking too many of the No 9s and T-52’s and were asked by the company to stop. So, they began blending their own smokes, the Undercrown. The result was a cigar with many of the characteristics of the other Liga cigars, but with its own distinct flavors. There are a few different sizes in the Undercrown line, my favorite being the robusto.

Cigar: Undercrown
Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: San Andreas Otapan Negro Último Corte
Binder: T52 Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Habano
Filler: Select Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed
Strength: Medium-Full

The price is between $6.50 – $7.50 for the robusto size

The Undercrown is a medium to medium full bodied cigar. It has a nice dark wrapper with a nice weight in the hand. The band has the Liga Privada lion with a crown underneath. With a plethora of gaudy bands on the market today, this is one of the classiest I’ve seen lately. The construction of the cigar is great for a smoke in this price range.

After lighting up the cigar you get strong cedars and earth notes, with a little bit of spice. As the cigar progresses the spices subside and you get a light sweetness with cocoa and coffee notes. The cocoa and coffee notes continue throughout the rest of the smoke.

The ash on the Undercrown is very white and this cigar puts off an amazing amount of smoke. The smoke from the Undercrown has its own distinct cedar notes. The draw is almost perfect. It is easy with just a hint of resistance. The burn line on the cigar is also almost perfect. I rarely have to touch up these cigars.

In my opinion this is great smoke for the money. It is a medium bodied cigar with a full body taste. Its construction, and taste profile is similar (and in many respects better) to cigars that cost considerably more. If you haven’t tried one yet I would highly recommend one.

Review by: Ryan


John Heflin said...

Nice review Ryan!

BTW, missed you on Friday night. Did you head up to the Lit?

Josh said...

Good work, Ryan! I hope to see more of these and maybe namedrop Lit once in a while like John does.